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 . . . → Read More: A TIC History of Science

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 and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and am . . . → Read More: Intelligent Design: Bad for Science and Faith

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 to form into a visual picture such that the details come clearly and vividly . . . → Read More: The Newtonian underpinnings of my becoming a scientist

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 taught as science. This person promoted a common argument against evolution seen in creationist . . . → Read More: The Monkeys are Typing Again . . .

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 . . . → Read More: Beyond a shadow . . .

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 timid.– Star Trek The Next . . . → Read More: Science Bites