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Creationism Vs. Evolution

The controversy over evolution rages on. Win all your debates against creationists with the science in our special report.

  • September 10, 2008
Should Science Speak to Faith?

Should Science Speak to Faith?

Two prominent defenders of science exchange their views on how scientists ought to approach religion and its followers

July 1, 2007 — Lawrence M. Krauss and Richard Dawkins

Saddle Up That Stegosaurus--A Visit to the Creation Museum

In this episode Columbia College Chicago's Stephen Asma discusses the new antievolution Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky., as well as his books on natural history museums and monsters, both mythological and teratological. Plus, we'll test your knowledge of some recent science in the news. Web sites mentioned in this episode include,

July 25, 2007 — Steve Mirsky

Science Societies Urge Education

A consortium of scientific societies wants the scientific community to get more involved in science education, including evolution--before it's too late. Steve Mirsky reports.

January 3, 2008
Digits and Fidgets

Digits and Fidgets

Is the universe fine-tuned for life?

January 1, 2003 — Michael Shermer
The Woodstock of Evolution

The Woodstock of Evolution

The World Summit on Evolution, held in the Galapagos Islands, revealed a science rich in history and tradition, data and theory, as well as controversy and debate

June 27, 2005 — Michael Shermer
Darwin at the Zoo

Darwin at the Zoo

Did humans invent right and wrong, or are these feelings part of the inheritance from our primate ancestors?

December 1, 2006 — Jonathan Weiner
Putting Darwin in His Place

Putting Darwin in His Place

Using his quiet country estate as headquarters, the great naturalist was a reclusive revolutionary

October 1, 2002 — Richard Milner

Expelled Explained

A new movie, Expelled, claims that intelligent design is good science that is being censored by adherents to evolution, which is nothing but Darwinian dogma. Scientific American's editor-in-chief, John Rennie, and podcast host Steve Mirsky discuss the movie. And Eugenie Scott, director of the National Center for Science Education, talks about being interviewed for the film as well as her organization's efforts to provide correct information about the claims in Expelled. Plus we'll test your knowledge of some recent science in the news. For more of SciAm's coverage of Expelled visit Websites mentioned on this episode include;;

April 9, 2008 — Steve Mirsky

Rational Atheism

An open letter to Messrs. Dawkins, Dennett, Harris and Hitchens

September 1, 2007 — Michael Shermer
Darwin on the Right

Darwin on the Right

Why Christians and conservatives should accept evolution

October 1, 2006 — Michael Shermer

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