Science and Environment

Science and Environment: Blinded by the Dark

Summer 2013

Blinded by the Dark

Dan Cloer

What happens to eyesight when you live in darkness? A tiny fish serves as a metaphor for the material-spiritual divide that has set science and religion at odds with one another.

DIY Brain Makeover

Spring 2013

The Do-It-Yourself Brain Makeover

Gina Stepp

More scientists are hoping to help people transform their minds. Vision reviews three books offering do-it-yourself instructions for building the best brain ever.

One Fish, Two Fish, All Fish, No Fish

Spring 2013

One Fish, Two Fish, All Fish, No Fish

Mark J. Hulme

Despite recent positive changes in some of the world’s enormous fisheries, problems of overfishing and habitat destruction remain very real threats to marine resources.

Darwin's Gemmules

Fall 2012

Darwin’s Gemmules

Dan Cloer

Although ultimately incorrect in its details, Charles Darwin’s outline of pangenesis foreshadowed much of what we call genetics and epigenetics today.

The Ripple Effect

Fall 2012

The Ripple Effect

Dan Cloer

Biologists introduce us to a third factor that helps determine who we are and what we pass on to our children, and the implications are profound.

Interview with Steve Fuller: In the Image and Likeness of God

Summer 2012

“In the Image and Likeness of God”

Dan Cloer

Vision interviews sociologist Steve Fuller, who argues that the fact of science—our ability to dissect and understand our world—is based on the faith that a Creator exists.

Physics' Missing Link

July 19, 2012

Physics’ Missing Link

Dan Cloer

The apparent discovery of a theorized God particle builds confidence in science’s Standard Model of the universe and may lead to greater discoveries.

Your Brain on Self Deception

Spring 2012

Your Brain on Self-Deception

Gina Stepp

In this review, Vision looks at three books focusing on the cognitive tricks employed by the brain as it works to preserve our cherished beliefs and self-deceptions.

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