Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Top 10 Evolution Stories of 2010

The National Center for Science Education published its list of the top 10 evolution stories for the 2010 year. Several of them were big enough issues to have made national/international news. Others I was not aware of. Most of them had positive outcomes. A couple did not. Overall, it appears to have been a busy year for the NCSE.

To read the complete article, click on the link below.
NCSE's Top 10 Evolution Stories of 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Center of All Things--The Thinking Atheist

The Thinking Atheist recently posted this video as a tribute to Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot. I find it an appropriate and timely remembrance of the late Dr. Sagan (he died Dec. 20, 1996),  and so I thought I'd repost the video here. Enjoy!

Quote of the Day

  The significance of our lives and our fragile planet is then determined only by our own wisdom and courage. We are the custodians of life's meaning. We long for a Parent to care for us, to forgive us our errors, to save us from our childish mistakes. But knowledge is preferable to ignorance. Better by far to embrace the hard truth than a reassuring fable.
  If we crave some cosmic purpose, then let us find ourselves a worthy goal.

--Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot