Science v. Religion

How Much Heat Can We Take Before We Attack Global Warming?

How to Save the Planet and Fix the Economy Too The Big Picture by Glynn Wilson Just how hot does it have to get before the people of the United States finally acknowledge that global warming is happening? When are we going to stop arguing about it and start doing something to at least slow…

Conservatives Attack Scientific Findings About Why They Hate Science

Which Helps Confirm the Science Guest Column by Chris Mooney AlterNet Two months have passed since my new book, The Republican Brain, was published, and so far it has gotten a lot of media attention. However, the coverage has followed a noteworthy pattern: while progressives and liberals seem intrigued about what I’m saying, the so-called…

Will Humans Ever Achieve World Peace?

The Basic Human Conundrum Results From Conflict Between Individual (Selfish) Genes and Group (Altruistic) Genes by Glynn Wilson Let’s face it. The most common answer at beauty pageants, we now know, is unachievable. We will never achieve world peace. How do we know this now for the very first time ever? The basic human conundrum…

E.O. Wilson Talks About The Social Conquest of Earth on C-SPAN

Pulitzer Prize-winning biologist E.O. Wilson talks about the rise and domination of Homo sapiens on Earth. He spoke at the Free Library of Philadelphia on C-SPAN. He explains where we came from and who we are, two of the big three questions, the other being where are we going. And he talks about the need…

How Do We Heal A Divided World?

The Big Picture by Glynn Wilson CAMP MARGARETVILLE — The scene is so green here now it almost makes my eyes hurt to look upon it for long. The air is so cool it makes my heart slow down here listening to the birds sing on the porch. Slow moving fluffy white cumulus clouds drift…

Global Warming and Religion in Government: It’s the Media’s Fault

Glynn Wilson The Big Picture by Glynn Wilson BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The dogwoods, azaleas and cherry blossoms are in full bloom a full three weeks before Easter here, but of course that’s no sign of global warming and climate change, according to the Republicans and the media in Alabamaland. The so-called Christians could care less.…

Fact Checking Republican Newt Gingrich on Election Day in Alabama

Glynn Wilson Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich address a sympathetic crowd at the Alabama Theater (click here to see more photos) by Glynn Wilson BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Georgia Republican Newt Gingrich came out swinging against President Obama on energy policy at the Alabama Theater Monday night, the day before the primary election in the state,…

Scientist Carl Sagan Discusses the Impossibility of Creationism

Remember Carl Sagan? He was an American astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, science popularizer, and science communicator who died in 1996. During his lifetime, he published more than 600 scientific papers and popular articles and was author, co-author, or editor of more than 20 books, according to the Wikipedia page on him. In his works, he…

Is A Great Compromise Between Science and Religion Possible?

Our Ultimate Fate May Depend Upon It by Glynn Wilson The very fate of our human species, yes, and your state too — as well as this country and the earth — may well depend on a compromise between science and religion. Yes, you read that correctly. Not that I ever wanted to admit it…

Survey Gauges BP Oil Disaster Effects on People

Are you feeling the effects of the BP spill? Did the BP spill cause you unwelcome stress? Here is the link to participate in a 15 minute, anonymous questionnaire measuring how coastal residents, tourism workers, commercial/recreational fishermen, marine workers and clean-up workers are coping with the effects of the BP oil spill. This research is…

The Delusion of God and the Virus of Religion

Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins explains why God is a delusion, religion is a virus, and America has slipped back into the Dark Ages. Guest Column by Gordy Slack Richard Dawkins is the world’s most famous out-of-the-closet living atheist. He is also the world’s most controversial evolutionary biologist. Publication of his 1976 book, The Selfish Gene,…

OpEd News Interviews Glynn Wilson on Obama and Change

Locust Fork News-Journal editor and publisher Glynn Wilson was interviewed Thursday by the OpEd News on the first year of Barack Obama’s presidency and the subject of change. Here’s the blurb and link. It’s only been a year since we got rid of Bush. Y’all remember W, the worst president in history, right? So yeah,…

E.O. Wilson for Governor of Alabama, 2010

Under the Microscope by Glynn Wilson I once tried to goad newspaper reporters in Alabama to pick up the story that if basketball star Charles Barkley ran for governor of Alabama as a Republican, then the Democrats should recruit E. O. Wilson. The campaign headline could be: Brains v. Brawn! Beneath his gentle manner and…

Save The World, Savor Life

Now don’t get us wrong. We have a modicum of respect for Albert Brewer, especially since that dirty, racist 1970 George Wallace campaign against his run for governor was recently named Number One on the Most Negative Campaigns of All Time. But Mr. Brewer’s recent decision to recruit and hire Andrew Westmoreland away from Ouachita…

Unteaching Evolution and the Wrath of the Lamb

In the first of three daylong hearings characterized here as the direct descendant of the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial, the New York Times reports a parade of Ph.D.’s testified about the flaws they find in Darwin’s theory of evolution, transforming a small auditorium in Topeka, Kansas, into a forum on one of the most controversial…

Trumping Reality With Fear

The rise of religious forces assailed against science is a subject I have been writing about for years. Now comes this missive from Tuesday’s Science Times: Sentiment and Fear Trump Reason and Reality. Dr. Lawrence M. Krauss, a physicist at Case Western Reserve University, comes out of the science closet so to speak and comments…