Sep 152011
 

Daniel Loxton is a Canadian author, who wrote a kids evolution book (Evolution: How We and All Living Things Came to Be) and published it in Canada last year. I’ve read it (you can borrow it from the library) and it’s beautifully illustrated and straight forward. There’s a small blurb for “ask your parents about religion”, but other than that, it’s all science.

The Globe and Mail just printed an article about how it’s too controversial for US publishers. I guess science is scarier than teen pregnancy to the right-wing Christians down south, but it’s nice to see that in Canada, this book is getting the recognition it deserves.

Sep 072011
 

Time Thursday, September 15 · 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location University of Alberta Campus, ED North 107 (Education Bulding North, Room 107)
Host: University of Alberta Atheists and Agnostics / CFI
Link to location: http://bit.ly/oX69DH
Title: What is science? Intelligent design and the history and philosophy of science
Facebook invite: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=135175396578739

Abstract:

The question of how to distinguish science from pseudo-science arises in many contexts. Using the question of whether intelligent design ‘theory’ is scientific as a starting point, this presentation analyzes the nature of science from the perspective of the history and philosophy of science. Continue reading »