I was a guest on the Carbon Neutral podcast to talk about the science behind Jurassic Park. Check it out and subscribe to Carbon Neutral if you like it!
For museum exhibits, less is more. Like, WAY less.
Learn about a loner particle.
How does a small, harmless snake survive in the dangerous forest by dressing like a candy cane?
I live in a sunny state. I wanted to find out why we don’t have solar panels everywhere. So I went to a solar farm down the road, asked some questions, and poked around online. This is what I found.
A family member recently e-troduced me to a “VERY highly respected surgeon in town who is VERY well read on evolution,” in the hopes that I might be convinced of the merits of Creationism. While some people avoid this sort of thing to prevent themselves from inappropriately elevating religious dogmatism as debatable in a scientific context (Bill Nye, for example, was lambasted for agreeing to debate evolutionary theory with Young-Earth Creationist Ken Ham), I decided to respond to the request. What follows is a calm and fact-based– if a bit ridiculous, inherently– look at this issue. I hope people find the discourse informative, particularly in order to better understand the types of arguments “Creationists” tend to make. I did my best to listen in order to understand rather than to respond throughout this chain– something sorely lacking in debates of all kinds in our country. If you’re looking for Bill Maher-esque “gotchas” you’ll be disappointed. Embarrassing people helps no one.
The “highly respected surgeon” we’ll call Sam (for Samuel Wilberforce, of course). He was very nice.
A while back, I attended a reading of Robert Frost at the North Carolina Botanical Garden. Part of the reason for my attending this event was that it was being hosted by a science professor at the University– we’ll call him Dr. Gillie. Being perpetually drawn to unique art/science performances, I was stoked to see what it would be like. I had no idea what I was in store for.