Joe Romm at ThinkProgress has a good post entitled, “Words Matter When Talking About Global Warming: The ‘Good Anthropocene’ Debate”.
This week on the Fossil Friday. I answer a special request from last week’s winner, Gerald Wilgus. Gerald thought we’ve had too many invertebrates lately, and maybe we should throw the vertebrate people a bone—no pun intended!
There are probably better motivations for reading William Jennings Bryan’s In His Image (1922) than wanting to avoid unpacking boxes, but needs must when the devil drives.
This post was written by Stephanie Keep and Peter Hess.
The Discovery Institute’s Evolution News and Views blog was recently pleased that there are now five hundred reviews on Amazon.com for Stephen C. Meyer’s screed Darwin’s Doubt (2013). I don’t begrudge the anonymous author his or her pleasure.
Last week on Fossil Friday, I gave you a fickle footprint fossil to figure out. What could have left those tiny impressions?
Turns out it was a prehistoric spider!
Wired magazine has the scoop:
In which I go to England and am inspired to inject some optimism—and clotted cream—into the climate change discussion.
Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology, Claremont, California.
A friend recently drew my attention to a newly reposted essay from Answers in Genesis’s Ken Ham, asking, “Where was the Garden of Eden located?” No answers, alas: according to Ham, Noah’s Flood so transformed the geography of the earth that there’s no telling where the Temptation of Eve and the Fall of Adam occurred. Faced with the fact that the Bible identifies two of the rivers of Eden as the Tigris and the Euphrates, Ham asserts—without evidence—that the present rivers were named after antediluvian rivers, just as the Thames in Connecticut is named after the Thames in England.