Creationists cast themselves as proponents of "academic freedom"
Interactive map highlights recent battlegrounds in evolution education
Opponents of evolution want to make a place for creationism by tearing down real science, but their arguments don't hold up
Two prominent defenders of science exchange their views on how scientists ought to approach religion and its followers
John Rennie, Michael Shermer and Steve Mirsky all watched Ben Stein's new antievolution movie. Here's what they had to say about its design flaws.
A spokesman for the Anglican Church says it should admit it wronged Charles Darwin, whose theory of evolution is still considered anti-Christian in some circles, even as it's become a cornerstone of science.
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 www.skeptic.com, www.stephenasma.com
Institutions step up fight against attacks on theory of evolution
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.
Is the universe fine-tuned for life?
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
Did humans invent right and wrong, or are these feelings part of the inheritance from our primate ancestors?
Our intuitions about consciousness in other beings and objects reveal a lot about how we think
Using his quiet country estate as headquarters, the great naturalist was a reclusive revolutionary
We feel so ashamed
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 www.sciam.com/expelled. Websites mentioned on this episode include www.expelledthemovie.com; www.expelledexposed.com; www.natcenscied.org
An open letter to Messrs. Dawkins, Dennett, Harris and Hitchens
Why Christians and conservatives should accept evolution
The advance of science, not the demotion of religion, will best counter the influence of creationism