Posts Tagged ‘Science’

Rev. Rich Killmer, Michael Zimmerman

April 26 . 2011

Rev. Richard Killmer, Executive Director of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture responds to the recent release of Wikileaks documents describing the treatment of detainees at Guantanamo Bay. Then, Michael Zimmerman with Butler University discusses the good news in the battle to repeal Louisiana’s anti-evolution law with 42 Nobel laureates working to replace creationism with science in the state.

Michio Kaku

March 21 . 2011

Michio Kaku, a professor of physics, gathers ideas from more than 300 experts, scientists, and researchers at the cutting edge of their fields, to offer a glimpse of what the next 100 years may bring in Physics of the Future.

Joshua Foer

March 18 . 2011

At a time when electronic devices have all but rendered our individual memory obsolete, Joshua Foer makes a compelling bid to resurrect the forgotten art of remembering in Moonwalking With Einstein.

Richard Panek

February 1 . 2011

Over the past few decades, a handful of scientists have been racing to explain a disturbing aspect of our universe: only 4 percent of it consists of the matter that makes up you, me, our books, and every star and planet. The rest is completely unknown. Science journalist, Richard Panek tells the dramatic story of the quest to find this “dark” matter and an even more bizarre substance called dark energy in The 4 Percent Universe.

Conor Cunningham

January 28 . 2011

According to British scholar Conor Cunningham, the debate today between religion and evolution has been hijacked by extremists: on one side stand fundamentalist believers who reject evolution outright, and opposing them are fundamentalist atheists who claim that Darwin’s theory rules out the possibility of God in Darwin’s Pious Idea.

David Loye

November 29 . 2010

Darwin’s Second Revolution is the first book of a trilogy written by David Loye to provide a new grounding in historical, political, economic, moral, spiritual, and environmental reality for the theory and story of evolution for our troubled time.

Michael Berkman, Eric Plutzer

November 15 . 2010

Who should decide what children are taught in school? This question lies at the heart of the evolution–creation wars that have become a regular feature of the U.S. political landscape. Michael Berkman and Eric Plutzer show that, since the 1925 Scopes “monkey trial,” many have argued that the people should decide by majority rule and through political institutions; others variously point to the federal courts, educational experts, or scientists as the ideal arbiters in Evolution, Creationism, and the Battle to Control America’s Classrooms.

James Kakalios

October 14 . 2010

The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics begins with an overview of speculative science fiction, beginning with Jules Verne and progressing through the space adventure comic books of the 1950s. Using the example of Dr. Manhattan from the graphic novel and film Watchmen, professor James Kakalios explains the fundamentals of quantum mechanics and describes nuclear energy via the hilarious portrayals of radioactivity and its effects in the movies and comic books of the 1950s.