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Shall we discuss my story Démodé before computers do it for us?

Well it’s a new year and my one New Year’s Resolution was to revive this into a living and breathing blog again. So let’s start the new year with a discussion on my first Nature paper, well actually it’s Nature … Continue reading

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How the Mother of Vampiro Rojo de Santanás Died at the Hand of the Ethicless Thing

I’ve been too busy of late to write any science posts, but here is a little science fiction piece of mine that was just published today. The title probably leaves you with questions, but first, for your convenience, let me … Continue reading

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Why evolution matters to LDS Theology

There seems to be a temptation to borrow Christian fundamentalist creationist ideas and literature and twist it into a muddle that LDS theology should embrace. As if taking things from middle ages theologies and slapping it onto the restoration was … Continue reading

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Death, the Fall, and Darwin: Roman Legions of Death, Part 2 of 7

So to begin. Assume that the story that science tells is tout court correct. That humans evolved from apelike ancestors and have existed as a species for roughly two-hundred thousand years and became behaviorally modern about fifty-thousand years ago. They … Continue reading

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Death, the Fall, and Darwin: A More Harmonious Reading, Part 1 of 7

This is being posted semi-concurrently at BCC (Posted there about a week earlier than here). ‘There is nothing worse than death, Dumbledore!’ snarled Voldemort. ‘You are quite wrong.’ said Dumbledore . . . —————– Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the … Continue reading

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Clark Monson on Wolves

President Monson’s son weighed in on the debate about introducing wolves back into Utah with one of the most insightful articles written on the subject. It ends with this: As Latter-day Saints, we are doctrinally obligated to preserve the Lord’s … Continue reading

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On guns

In silence I’ve watched the splashes of opinion on Facebook and among blogs on gun control. Mostly because I see the issue framed in such complexity that I knew I could not put up a comment with enough depth to … Continue reading

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How I teach the ways of science at the Y

There seems to be a mistake people make about the way that BYU science departments function and should be taught. There is a myth spreading through dark corners of the internet that BYU should keep religion and science separate the … Continue reading

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Prometheus: A biologist’s review (Spoilers aplenty)

Spoilers. Lots of them. If you plan to see this movie don’t read this post. Really. This is a movie worth seening if you like riotous movies and are willing to forgive of lots of trip-ups that really don’t make … Continue reading

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Watch a real scientific controversy

It is fun to watch an actual scientific controversy unfold. The fake ones like climate change denial or intelligent design, which are orchestrated for political purposes or reasons of ideology, draw scientists in because the public has been cajoled into … Continue reading

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