My most memorable punch in the face was a beaut. Back during my first year of studying karate, some classmates and I had met up for a little unsupervised sparring practice—never a good idea for
More on UW-Madison’s recent conference about the public’s resistance to scientific messages about evolution, climate change, vaccines, and other matters.
The first installment of my summary of a fascinating science writing meeting at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Having misplaced my anti-narcissism drugs earlier this week, I can’t see any reason not to usurp the year-end retrospective trope and look back at some of what I’ve most enjoyed writing in 2011. I don’t
See updates below. Much has already been written on the sad fact that of the 51 young women who vied to be Miss USA 2011, only two—Miss California (Alyssa Campanella), who ultimately took the crown,
Consider it proof that the opponents of evolutionary science are not just intellectually bankrupt. Imagine my delight upon learning this news from the National Center for Science Education: Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed — the 2008
Discriminating readers who have intuited that the new film X-Men: First Class is not a documentary probably already suspect that its science might be a bit askew. For Scientific American, I’ve written a short commentary
If a news story about human evolution mentions Raquel Welch or One Million Years B.C. in the lead paragraphs, you should lower your expectations for the rest because it is shallow and hackneyed. If it
Scientific developments worth blogging about pile up faster than I can find time to write about them. But rather than watch yet another heap of these worthwhile stories die of old age in my queue,
My previous post found fault with Jesse Bering’s over-enthusiastic Slate review of scattered evolutionary psychology papers that might suggest women had evolved certain traits that might help safeguard them against rape when they were most