In which one of my students takes a trip through history to Nigeria to look at the origins of the idea of a zombie and reports on the scientific investigations looking into Vodun zombism.
In which I outline some course assignments that will ensure lots of excellent reading over the next few months here on GPS.
In which I discuss what scientific literacy should look like in the United States of the 21st century.
In which the Secular Therapy Project reaches 2000 clients in the first year of operation!
I don’t think that I’ve mentioned it before on the blog, but I am something of an amateur photographer. I…
I am on the editorial board of a fairly new peer-reviewed, scientific journal called the World Journal of Psychiatry. In what I see as a brilliant, and yet bound to be controversial move, the journal is going to begin publishing not only the completed, revised, accepted manuscript online but also both the peer reviewers’ comments on the initial paper and the authors’ letter addressing the reviewers’ concerns. An email I received yesterday from the publisher said that:
If you are a frequent reader of the Huffington Post, you are probably quite familiar with TAM speaker Cara Santa Maria. She rose to renown as a science writer for HuffPo, where she produced the well-received series “Talk Nerdy to Me” and held the post of Senior Science Correspondent until she left in April 2013. Since then, Cara has become a host on the Young Turks network as well as co-hosting a series on The Weather Channel called Hacking the Planet. She also runs a very active Twitter account.
Numerous so-called “gravity hills” are located all around the world, from Pennsylvania to California, India to Ireland. In these locations,…
So, apparently the chief sponsor of the SOPA bill (aka Stop Online Piracy Act aka the Let the Government Censor…
In any reasonable library or bookstore, an adult can walk in and find numerous books that allow him or her to learn about evolutionary theory to their heart’s content. Adults can even turn on their television or computer and find loads of documentaries on the subject if they don’t want to read about it. But where can children learn about evolution, especially as the teaching of it is still so (ridiculously) controversial?