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A Skeptics guide to the mind and Montaigne: the just seem to go together
Just finished reading: Robert Burton's: " A Skeptic's Guide to the Mind " (still have to watch this talk). &  Stephen Greenblatt on Shakespeare's debt to Montaigne   &  reasonably happy that  18th century Swedish biologist Carl Linnaeus is bigger than Jesus...

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Reading list
As I am working on updating the Biofundamentals course (and turning the web notes into a book), I find myself reading and rereading a number of great books.    Mostly so that I do not forget, I will list them here.   On the off chance anyone cares, I have l...

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Academic Freedom, Monty Python & Loretta.
Neither faculty or "Students do not shed their
constitutional the schoolhouse gate." Tinker v. Des Moines
Independent Community School District, 393 U.S. 503 (1969). Having read Professor Hayward’s now notorious October 2013
blog post [1] ,
it i...

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Restore the balance (in Boulder and beyond)
Recently, I came across a sticker advocating "restoring the balance" by bringing back the wolf.  Great idea, I thought, but perhaps not daring enough. What about following the lead of those who refuse to vaccinate their children!  Given the complete absence...

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Latest MadScientist post: Does random mutation alone account for the complete diversity of life?
Does random mutation alone account for the complete diversity of life?

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Emotional versus dry science
Here is an extremely interesting article, particular in the light of thinking about how to teach evolutionary biology effectively:   The science of why we don't believe science
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