Monthly Archives: February 2009

 

NY Times on Science in Politics

Posted 24 February 2009 by Anne-Marie Hodge

There has been good news this week regarding energy policies and other attempts by the new administration to fix some of the bad environmental decisions made by their predecessors. While politics can extremely frustrating for science, it also is a necessary evil: sometimes, unfortunately, it is the only way to implement and enforce policies on a large scale. So, we are all too familiar with the roles politics can play in science, but what is the role of science in... Read more

Unquoting Darwin

Posted 12 February 2009 by Anne-Marie Hodge

I will have more Darwin material later today, AFTER my mid-term exam, but wanted to pass along this link, PhysOrg has a report on ways that Darwin and his ideas are frequently misunderstood and/or misquoted in popular culture. ... Read more