The cinema space is abuzz over The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, but not just over Bilbo Baggins and his ensuing adventures against the legions of Sauron. Orcs are slain and goblins lanced, yet discussion of the film has largely vectored around Peter Jackson’s unorthodox frame rate choice.continue reading
In this handy distillation, James Payton, Jr. addresses some of the common misreadings of the Reformation–its ideas, its context, its trajectories–that so abundantly reside along the shoals of modern Protestantism.
In The Vision Revolution, I wade into some of the fascinating research being done on the story behind human vision.
A series of recent studies promises to pile additional layers of complexity onto the already heavily ramified field of genomics. In the NY Times, Carl Zimmer introduces us to evidence that will change how we think about the human genome.
It’s always a joy to be introduced to creatures that show us firsthand how much stranger reality truly is than fiction. Unlike cryptids like Sasquatch, Bigfoot, Yeti, Chupacabra, the Mongolian death worm or Loch Ness, the bobbit worm is horrifyingly real.
For more than a decade, Rebecca Skloot layered herself into the Lacks’ story, befriending and forging deep bonds with Henrietta’s children and cousinry. This is the culmination of her efforts to inject a human component into the longstanding scientific mystique surrounding HeLa.
20 things that would prompt me to surrender my atheism and convert to theism.
Plait’s book, his first, is an exercise in clear thinking fused with good science, necessities surely foreign to the moon landing deniers.
The Guardian has published a superb series on Alaska, America’s first climate refugees. With land disappearing due to ice melt and waters rushing inland at record pace, Alaska’s coast has become the unfortunate epicenter of climate change.
In the 2006 The God Delusion, Dawkins assumes a two-pronged approach. His thesis is that a supernatural God almost certainly does not exist and that society would be better off without the religions these gods and goddesses have inspired.