Science

Forever Young
August 24, 2010

The pursuit of immortality is an old ancient longing, of course. It traces its origins back to the earliest days of scientific inquiry, and despite an

Addiction and Freedom
March 15, 2010

Addiction: A Disorder of Choice is an invaluable tutorial in how to think about drug addiction. Moreover, this methodical, clear, and concise book is

Seeing and Believing
February 04, 2009

Saving Darwin: How to be a Christian and Believe in Evolution By Karl W. Giberson (HarperOne, 248 pp., $24.95) Only A Theory: Evolution and the Battle for America's Soul By Kenneth R. Miller (Viking, 244 pp., $25.95) I. Charles Darwin was born on February 12, 1809--the same day as Abraham Lincoln--and published his magnum opus, On the Origin of Species, fifty years later.

NOAA's Flood
February 20, 2006

John B. Judis on the politicization of climate science after the 2005 hurricane season

NOAA's Flood
February 20, 2006

On November 29, top officials at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which includes the National Weather Service, held a press conference in Washington, D.C., to sum up this year’s disastrous hurricane season. The first question from a reporter was one the press had been asking since Hurricane Katrina reached land three months before: “I was wondering if one of you can talk about what extent, if any, global warming may have played in the storms this year?” NOAA’s chief hurricane forecast scientist, Gerry Bell, stepped forward to answer.

NOAA'S Flood
February 20, 2006

On November 29, top officials at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which includes the National Weather Service, held a press conference in Washington, D.C., to sum up this year’s disastrous hurricane season. The first question from a reporter was one the press had been asking since Hurricane Katrina reached land three months before: “I was wondering if one of you can talk about what extent, if any, global warming may have played in the storms this year?” NOAA’s chief hurricane forecast scientist, Gerry Bell, stepped forward to answer.

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