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The Thinking Person's Guide to Climate Change

by Robert Henson

 

The Thinking Person's Guide to Climate Change

 

American Meteorological Society; 416 pages; August 15, 2014

 

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Review: Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species

Year: 
2010
Issue: 
5
Title: 
Charles Darwin's On The Origin of Species: A Graphic Adaptation

The idea ofKeller: Darwin's On the Origin of Species: Keller: Darwin's On the Origin of Species - Book cover a graphic version of the Origin of Species is a good

Date: 
September-October
Author(s): 
Michael Keller, illustrated by Nicolle Rager Fuller
New York: Rodale, 2009. 192 pages
Page(s): 
38-39
Reviewer: 
David B Richman
About the Author(s): 

David B Richman is College Professor and Curator of the Arthropod Museum at New Mexico State University.

AUTHOR’S ADDRESS
David B Richman
Department of Entomology, Plant
Pathology, and Weed Science
MSC 3BE, Box 30003
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces NM 88003
nmbugman@taipan.nmsu.edu

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Edward Blyth: Creationist or Just Another Misinterpreted Scientist?

Title: 
Edward Blyth: Creationist or Just Another Misinterpreted Scientist?
Author(s): 
James K Willmot
Issue: 
5

In early December 2007, my hometown newspaper, the Louisville, Kentucky, Courier- Journal, published my opinion piece concerning the newly opened creation museum in northern Kentucky. As a former science teacher with a particular interest in the understanding and advancement of science in society, I expressed my concern that this $27-million facility dedicated to the rejection of all science that contradicts a literal interpretation of biblical scripture is exceeding attendance expectations and gaining momentum in its mission to cast doubt on evolutionary biology and

Year: 
2009
Date: 
September-October
Page(s): 
36–37
About the Author(s): 

James K Willmot is a former middle school science teacher and environmental laboratory director.


AUTHOR’S ADDRESS
James K Willmot
7249 Fox Harbor Rd
Prospect KY 40059

jimwillmot@bellsouth.net


[A version of this article previously appeared on-line on May 19, 2008, at Butterflies & Wheels.]

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“How Did You End Up in This Job, Anyway?”

Title: 
“How Did You End Up in This Job, Anyway?”
Author(s): 
Eugenie C Scott
Issue: 
4

It is of course a wonderful thing to receive an honorary degree from the University of Missouri, an institution that many years ago I called home.

I’m extremely grateful to all of the people who supported my candidacy for this high honor, particularly Frank Schmidt.

Year: 
2010
Date: 
July-August
Page(s): 
13–15
About the Author(s): 

Eugenie C Scott is NCSE's Executive Director.


AUTHOR’S ADDRESS
Eugenie C Scott
NCSE
PO Box 9477
Berkeley CA 94709-0477

scott@ncse.com
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Vestigial Structures Exist Even Within the Creationist Paradigm

Title: 
Vestigial Structures Exist Even Within the Creationist Paradigm
Author(s): 
Phil Senter
Issue: 
4

INTRODUCTION

A vestigial structure is a rudimentary biological structure that was not rudimentary in the ancestors of its bearer. Such a structure is interpreted by evolutionary biologists as a vestige of a homologous structure that was more fully functional and often larger in the ancestors of the organism in question. Biologists generally consider the existence of vestigial structures one of the main lines of evidence for evolution (Barton and others 2007; Hall and Hallgrimsson 2009). Creationist authors typically argue against the

Year: 
2010
Date: 
July-August
Page(s): 
18+
About the Author(s): 

Phil Senter is a dinosaur paleontologist who teaches biology courses at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina.

AUTHOR’S ADDRESS
Phil Senter
Department of Biological Sciences
Fayetteville State University
1200 Murchison Road
Fayetteville NC 28301

psenter@uncfsu.edu
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Review: Darwin's Lost World

Year: 
2010
Issue: 
4
Title: 
Darwin’s Lost World: The Hidden History of Animal Life
Date: 
July-August

Oxford paleobiologist"Darwin's Lost World" book cover Martin Brasier’s new book, Darwin’s Lost World, is first of all a recounting of his own research history, beginning with a 1970 trip to study

Author(s): 
Martin Brasier
Page(s): 
31-32
Reviewer: 
Roy E Plotnick
About the Author(s): 

Roy E Plotnick is Professor of Paleontology in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

AUTHOR’S ADDRESS
Roy E Plotnick
Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Illinois at Chicago
845 W Taylor St
Chicago IL 60607

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Review: Archaeopteryx

Year: 
2010
Issue: 
4
Title: 
Archaeopteryx: The Icon of Evolution

Peter Wellnhofer "Archaeopteryx" book coverholds the distinction of having been the pre-eminent world authority on both Archaeopteryx and the pterosaurs

Date: 
July-August
Author(s): 
Peter Wellnhofer
Munich: Verlag Dr Friedrich Pfeil, 2009. 208 pages
Page(s): 
33-34
Reviewer: 
Kevin Padian
About the Author(s): 

Kevin Padian is Professor of Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley; Curator of Paleontology at the University of California Museum of Paleontology; and president of NCSE’s board of directors.

AUTHOR’S ADDRESS
Kevin Padian
c/o NCSE
PO Box 9477
Oakland CA 94709-0477

info@ncse.com
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Review: Darwinian Detectives

Year: 
2009
Title: 
Darwinian Detectives: Revealing the Natural History of Genes and Genomes
Issue: 
1
Author(s): 
Norman A Johnson
Date: 
January-February

Just about every topic under the banner "why genetics is important to understand and still amazing to many professional biologists" is covered in this compact book. What a delight to read about some well-chosen examples, glittering in succinct detail and presented in a manner designed to intrigue and captivate a general audience. After all, where else can you find the forensic

New York: Oxford University Press, 2007. 220 pages.
Page(s): 
28-29
Reviewer: 
Rebecca L Cann
About the Author(s): 

Rebecca L Cann
c/o NCSE
PO Box 9477
Berkeley CA 94709-0477
ncseoffice@ncseweb.org

Rebecca L Cann is Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of Hawai'i, Manoa.

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Why Re-Invent the Crystal?

Title: 
Why Re-Invent the Crystal?
Author(s): 
Gary Hurd
Issue: 
5–6

Creationists attack the question of the origin of life because few scientists are sufficiently familiar with the current research to explain it. The movie Expelled further obscured the issue by dishonest reporting.

Year: 
2008
Date: 
September–December
Page(s): 
54–55
About the Author(s): 
Gary Hurd
c/o NCSE
PO Box 9477
Berkeley CA 94709-0477
ncseoffice@ncseweb.org

Gary Hurd received a doctorate in social science (emphasis in anthropology) from the University of California, Irvine, in 1976. He was a medical researcher and professor of psychiatry at the Medical College of Georgia in 1986 for ten years before returning full-time to archaeology. He became active in resisting the creationist attack on education working at a small natural history museum. His contributed chapter to Why Intelligent Design Fails (edited by Matt Young and Taner Edis; New Brunswick [NJ]: Rutgers University Press, 2004) was cited in the decision in Kitzmiller v Dover.

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