Science

I, Nanobot

Mar 9, 2006
Salon.com publishes an eye-opening and unconventionally told essay about how advances in nanotechnology will soon change what it means to be human.

Poll: Half of U.S. Rejects Evolution, Backs Bible

Mar 9, 2006
The Gallup report summarizes the findings: "[A] substantial portion of Americans[are] not so quick to agree with the preponderance of scientific evidence" Support for the such beliefs declines steadily with education: Among those with high school diplomas, 58% are Bible backers; among those with postgraduate degrees, only 25%.
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Bush Pushes Math and Science? Oh, Please…

Feb 6, 2006
The president may be urging algebra and chemistry on high-schoolers, but his administration can't run away from the chilling effect it has had on scientific inquiry For example, a young presidential appointee at NASA ordered Web designers to append the word "theory" after every mention of the Big Bang (scroll half-way down the article)Wanna know what it takes to become a NASA spokesman? Well, it doesn't hurt to write columns linking Saddam to Al Qaeda, or insisting that Rumsfeld had nothing to do with the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandals.