Tagged: Dawkins

Are religious scientists worried about their brethren? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Mar 29, 2010

There were two public statements on science recently which seem to have disappeared into a vacuum. They were the ‘Public Statement Concerning Science and Christian Faith’ by New Zealand Religious Scientists and ‘A message to the Christian communities of New Zealand from scientists in their midst.’ I am not interested in the first [...] … Read More

Lenski and 50,000 generations of E. coli - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Mar 17, 2010

Richard Dawkins didn’t mention it during his visit to New Zealand, but a long-running experiment that most clearly demonstrates how evolution works celebrated a major milestone last month. Since 1988, at his lab at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, evolutionary biologist Richard Lenski has been running an ongoing experiment that demonstrates on a small scale how genetic mutations … Read More

Dawkins and Aldrin down, Rees to come - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Mar 16, 2010

It has been a huge couple of weeks for the celebration of science, with visits from evolutionary biologist and best-selling author Richard Dawkins and Apollo 11 astronaut and moon walker Buzz Aldrin. And the season of science-themed visits isn’t over with Martin Lord Rees, the cosmologist and president of the Royal Society of London still to come. So far, the … Read More