Charles Darwin

Anyone who has followed my writings for awhile knows that I have a thing for men of science. I adored Sir Isaac Newton at an early age, I wrote a screenplay about Chief Chemist Harvey Wiley as a teenage girl (I think it needs a

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This post is an appendix to my Washington Times Communities article, Darwinocracy: The evolution question in American politics. Does Darwin rule the electorate? Why does a stigma surround those who are skeptical of Darwinism, and how should candidates respond? Ah, the evolution question. It’s one

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As science is increasingly politicized in the Delaware senate race, viewers have to wonder – what is a Darwinian skeptic, and is it safe to have one in Congress? Last week, Bill Maher didn’t unearth an archived youthful indiscretion to make Christine O’Donnell the laughingstock

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A disturbing aspect of James J. Lee’s case is that his quest was logical according to respected — albeit false — premises. This month began with a scare at Discovery Channel headquarters in Silver Spring, Md.  Armed with a gun and explosives, environmental extremist James

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After all, when in doubt, blame an asteroid.  No other disaster will do. When I was a child I once acquired a mainstream “educational” coloring book about dinosaurs.  The last page in the book featured two parrots with the caption, “This is what dinosaurs look

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“I’m sure we’ve all heard some variation of the fact before: the average Muslim family has 8.1 children, while the American birth rate barely reaches the bare minimum for a culture to survive beyond 25 years – 2.11 children – and that is counting the

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Are you prepared for the drama…the romance…the comedy…of the original science fiction story?  Ironically, it happens to be a true story.  Sit right back and you’ll hear how the unbelievable hypothesis became the darling tale of a once scientific Western Civilization. The origin of the

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