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Darwin’s Tangled Bank in verse

My daughter has to memorize a poem for a school performance, and asked me if I knew a good poem about nature. There are, of course, many good ones, but I really wanted her to have the most poetic thing ever written about nature – the last paragraph of Darwin’s Origin of Species – rendered […]

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Science Debate 2008 questions are really lame

Most of you have probably heard about Science Debate 2008, an effort “to restore science and innovation to America‚Äôs political dialogue” by having the candidates discuss pressing issues in science. Since Obama and McCain won’t have an actual debate, the organizers of this effort have posed 14 questions (culled from 3,400 submissions from the community). […]

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