Science and Environment

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.

Reflecting on Rio

Spring 2012

Reflecting on Rio

Dan Cloer

The world doesn’t seem much closer to attaining its sustainability goals. Will Rio+20 produce the results they’re hoping for?

Iceberg Dead Ahead: Economic Titanic

April 12, 2012

Iceberg Dead Ahead!

Dan Cloer

Ignoring economic icebergs in pursuit of limitless growth is foolish. Like the Titanic, this ship is not unsinkable.

Landlord or Tenant?

Winter 2012.

Landlord or Tenant?

Dan Cloer

The earth seems to have been built specifically with us—all of humankind—in mind.

A Universal Universe

Winter 2012

A Universal Universe

Dan Cloer

An excerpt from The New Universe and the Human Future: How a Shared Cosmology Could Change the World presents very optimistic hopes of unifying humanity.

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