Some thoughts on evolution, as the week draws to a close…
First, Joan Bushwell has a plethora of equally good comebacks to a recent comment from Jonathan Wells, who criticizes the journal Science for its “pro-Darwin” stance.
“…the pro-Darwin magazine Science”
I really did laugh out loud at this one, struck as I was by the analagous image of a one-time comsology buff gone fundagelical hunched over a keyboard and indignantly typing away about “the pro-heliocentic-solar-system magazine Astronomy” or a PhD microbiologist complaining in all sincerity about “the pro-germ-theory publication Nature.” Yes, it’s that bad; as bad as a Baptist preacher railing about “the pro-Christ New Testament.”
And the other link of note today comes from the Lancelet, where I was alerted to an interesting issue of the Royal Society’s Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, which looks like some very interesting reading indeed.
Oh, but there’s more. Other bits that I’ve noticed recently and would pass on include:
- The Loom explains how evolutionary theory directs productive research programs in biology.
- Don’t Mess with Taxes has the latest (33rd) I and the Bird
- Indian Cowboy has the latest (63rd) Tangled Bank, including his own contribution on the value of evolution to medicine
- Avian Conservation and Ecology explains its positions on releasing the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker in FL story
- Terra Sigillata has some thoughts on improving science literacy and advocacy in America
Have links of your own that you’d like to advertise? Post them in the comments!