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Neil deGrasse Tyson stares at the sun.Neil deGrasse Tyson stares at the Sun. Don't try this at home, unless you, too, are a professional astronomer.

In this week’s episode of Cosmos, Neil deGrasse Tyson dug deep into the science of climate change, and offered his vision of how we can solve it.

Posted on June 06, 2014 * Comments

This whole month, Fossil Friday is “fossil by request.” Want to see a pile o’ marsupial teeth? Want me to dig into the La Brea tar pits? Are you an ammonite addict? Your wish is my command!

Posted on June 06, 2014 * Comments

Science and Religion: One Planet, Many Possibilities

When part 1 of “Intelligent Design in Public Schools” ended, I was in the middle of summarizing my essay of the same title that was published in Whitney A. Bauman and Lucas F. Johnston’s collection Science and Religion: One Planet, Many Possibilities (Routledge 2014). Where was I?

Posted on June 05, 2014 * Comments

 

 

In reading about the hoopla and choreography around the new EPA power plant regulations and thinking about the “teachable moments” the new regs offer, I can’t help but wonder: Would the situation today be different if we’d included human impact on the climate system—the causes, effects, risks and possible responses—in science education over the past 50 years?

Posted on June 04, 2014 * Comments

Science and Religion: One Planet, Many Possibilities

It’s nice to be asked to write something, and it’s especially nice to be asked to write something in your field of expertise, and it’s nicest of all to be asked to write something when the people who ask you know exactly what they want. So when Whitney A. Bauman of Florida International University’s Department of Religious Studies and Lucas F. Johnston of Wake Forest College’s Department of Religion asked me to write a piece on “intelligent design” in public schools for their collection Science and Religion: One Planet, Many Possibilities (Routledge 2014), I was delighted to do so.

Posted on June 02, 2014 * Comments

The Cosmos series is drawing to a close, and in Sunday's penultimate episode, “The World Set Free,” Neil deGrasse Tyson delved deeply into a topic touched upon in almost every episode so far: climate change.

the world set free

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