Monthly Archives: April 2008

A TIC History of Science

  Logic is a little tweeting bird, chirping in a meadow. Logic is wreath of pretty flowers that smell bad. – Spock, I Mudd, Star Trek the Original Series   Ah Science. Sweet science. How do I extol thy virtues? … Continue reading

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Intelligent Design: Bad for Science and Faith

I appreciate the fine discussion that has taken place from you who are reading this. I hope to address the comments specifically, but I wanted to make a few things clear about this blog. First, I am a biology professor … Continue reading

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The Newtonian underpinnings of my becoming a scientist

One of my earliest memories is of capturing bees foraging on dandelions in a grassy field behind our student housing complex at University of Utah where my dad was going to school. The memories are indistinct and it is hard … Continue reading

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The Monkeys are Typing Again . . .

Recently I was read a series of email exchanges between a good member of the church and a Utah political leader. The writer was mistakenly concerned that religion and evolution were at odds and argued that intelligent design should be … Continue reading

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Beyond a shadow . . .

If there’s nothing wrong with me…maybe there’s something wrong with the universe! -Beverly Crusher, Star Trek: The Next Generation, “Remember Me”   I heard this the other day: “Scientists have faith in their assumptions.” Not. To get at understanding science … Continue reading

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Science Bites

If you can’t take a little bloody nose, maybe you oughtta go back home and crawl under your bed. It’s not safe out here. It’s wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross; but it’s not for the … Continue reading

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