Big Bang

Are We Alone In the Universe?

Is the truth out there— somewhere? Speculation about these big questions made the X-Files a cultural phenomenon. Trying to answer them using real science has made the career of Cuban-born astronomer Guillermo González colorful and controversial. A research professor of astronomy at Iowa State University, González is a leader in the new and burgeoning field of astrobiology—the “highly interdisciplinary study,” he explains, “of life in the universe: its origin, distribution, and destiny.” Read More ›

God’s two books:

http://www.nationalpost.com/search/story.html?f=/stories/20010505/553186.html In America, in the United States particularly, culture wars are so hard fought that the modernist tribes are many, various and jealous of their place and context and meaning. Which means there is always a great deal of energetic sartorial signaling going on: “I am a slacker geek, with closet literary ambitions.” “I am an upper middle-class golf club Read More ›

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Molecular Machines

This article presents an overview of the key ideas in biochemist Michael Behe's book Darwin's Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution. A more detailed discussion of these ideas can be found in the book itself. Those interested in the debate over intelligent design in biology should also check out Michael Behe's extensive responses to various critics. Read More ›