The plain fact, however, is that no truly consequential social, moral, or political problem – let alone those at the interpersonal level – has ever been solved within specialities that grant PhDs.... but an ethos has arisen that no problem is a real problem unless it admits to a solution reached by some specialized mode of attack. This is an extraordinary perspective... anything done by way of breaking things down into smaller pieces or reducing it is likely to render it less accessible even to the limited means available to us. — Dr. Daniel J. Robinson, The Great Ideas of Philosophy, Lecture 27
This is a lovely site, and I personally visit this often.... An interesting thing is also the creation scientist of the month .... just this information alone is enough to write a book from. — a reader in South Africa
We have all seen the canonical parade of apes, each one becoming more human. We know that, as a depiction of evolution, this line-up is tosh. Yet we cling to it. Ideas of what human evolution ought to have been like still colour our debates. — Henry Gee, Nature, October 5, 2011
Now they’re offering excuses for the silence, saying that it’s exactly what they expect.
As Alan Guth rises to prominence this year for his inflation proposal, it might be useful for readers to see what he said about it in 2005.
The world-wide variations on bears could have come from one original type. It has been known that Alaskan brown bears can hybridize with polar bears. The resulting mixed breeds, sometimes called ‘pizzlies’ or ‘cappucino bears’, were thought to be rare. Now, in a surprising study from Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum, scientists have […]
And He answered and said to them, 'Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning "made them male and female," and said, "For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh"? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.' —Jesus Christ, in Matthew 19:4-6