Why is there still a conflict of evolution versus creationism? Today citizens need to make decisions based on science in voting or setting educational standards
I’m writing a series of blog posts about creationism as a demonstration of the decline of scientific knowledge in the US, especially after recent efforts by states to ban books and re-write science textbooks and curricula in schools. Evolution and the folly of creationism An online discussion titled ‘The Controversy About Evolution’ caught my attention.… Continue reading Creationism as a Distortion of Reality
Architecture is the art and science of designing and building structures. The discipline encompasses a wide range of considerations, from aesthetic appeal to structural stability and environmental impact.
In Europe, dragons have a long and rich history, dating back to ancient times. In ancient Greece, dragons were dangerous beasts, associated with death and destruction. They depicted as large, serpentine creatures. with wings and sharp claws. Later they morphed to the now popular view of 4 legged, winged creatures. Belief in dragons was bolstered by… Continue reading Dragons Across the European Continent
Dragons in popular culture
Dragons have been a part of various cultures and civilizations throughout history. They have been depicted as fearsome beasts, powerful symbols, and even as divine creatures. They’ve captured the imagination of people all over the world, thru fear, wonder and admiration. And they remain a popular subject in art, literature, and popular culture.
Shortness doesn’t prevent Vidal from presenting many arguments that are vital to today’s national politics. Conservatives’ knee-jerk reactions in reviews are amusing since much of the discussion in the book is of ideas any true conservative should hold as core values!
Over many decades, my reading has followed many interests – here are highlights.
It always amazes that so many Americans refuse to accept the fact of evolution, a century and a half after Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species. I just finished reading Origin a few months ago, and it’s still a fascinating book, though of course many of the details have changed. The full title… Continue reading On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
Accipitriformes is an order of birds that includes most of the diurnal birds of prey, including hawks, eagles, vultures, and kites, but not falcons. For a long time, the majority view was to include them with the falcons in the Falconiformes, but many authorities now recognize a separate Accipitriformes. Anseriformes is an order of birds… Continue reading Classification of Birds on Our Safari by Order