Category Archives: Science

The Cannibals of Evolution

You can read a nice profile here on biologist and science author Kenneth Miller. What struck me was a phenomenon I’ve encountered frequently online, described in Karl Giberson’s profile here: Despite Miller’s tireless support for evolution—the popularity of his text … Continue reading

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Cosmos Episode 3

I missed the network airing of episode 3. I watched it earlier today. Four is on a bit later tonight. But I might catch that later. A confession: I never watched the Carl Sagan series. I have no reference to … Continue reading

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Cosmos Reboot, Episode 2

My wife and I viewed last night’s episode together. She was disappointed I went ahead and watched the first one without her. (She caught up the other night when I was at the student center.) Last night’s piece had two … Continue reading

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Bloggers on Bruno on Cosmos

When I watched the first episode of the Cosmos reboot, I wondered how defensive Catholics would take the treatment of Giordano Bruno. I noticed a bit of spout and fussing at a few Patheos sites. But I think Becky Ferreira … Continue reading

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Stem Cells Made Easy?

Looks like an end to ESCR. Hopefully. The “personalized” medicine is important. ESCR, if it ever got off the ground, would have to deal with the rejection of tissue, just like any transplant.

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Jahi McMath

The tragic case of Jahi McMath continues to spin. Aside from the ethical questions, which are not insignificant, there are pastoral ones. A child suffers cardiac arrest and brain death after a routine minor operation. Medical error or accident? Would a family trust … Continue reading

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Otoconia

I learned what otoconia are today. My wife was diagnosed with Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo and had her first treatment today. No reclining, laying down, bending over, or moving the head too much for eight hours. (Do these rocks re-attach?) She … Continue reading

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