So I’m clearly slacking by aggregating links yet again. I’ll try to change that later this week by writing something substantive. But until then, here are some more links to enjoy:
- Michael Hendricks offers great advice to young scientists.
- Adam Laats highlights the growth of creationism in Brazil…
- …and suggests a Dan Kahan-esque way out for parents who don’t want their children to learn evolution. My personal instincts hew even more to the libertarian side (i.e. no real need to teach evolution). But I appreciate his point nonetheless.
- Laura Helmuth at Slate shreds James Watson. I’ll have more to say (I promise!) shortly. But for now, think about the money quote:
“It is a fundamental misunderstanding of how science works for him to think that his expertise at one level of analysis—a molecular level—predicts anything at a higher level of analysis. The structure of DNA does not predict the workings of a cell, which does not predict the shape of a body, which does not predict the characteristics of a culture.”