Science and Environment

In the Beginning

Spring 2010

In the Beginning

Martin Coates

How the universe came into existence continues to intrigue—and baffle—cosmologists. Can anyone ever know how it all really began?

The New Synthesis

June 21, 2010

The New Synthesis

Dan Cloer

May 20, 2010, may one day be known as another key marker, a hinge of history in terms of the human control of life. 

Darwin Quotes

March 24, 2010

In Darwin’s Words

Dan Cloer

Darwin seemed to understand that sometimes the more we know, the more we realize how little we know.

Special Report: The Shape of the Planet

April 26, 2010

Earth Day Retrospective: Shape of the Planet

Thomas E. Fitzpatrick

At the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, the earth’s seven billion inhabitants were asked to ponder the effect of our conduct on environmental issues.

Big Bang: Yes, but . . .

Spring 2010

Yes, but . . .

Martin Coates

Even if one accepts the big-bang model on faith, obvious questions come to mind for most people: What came before the big bang?

Mayan Mayhem

March 9, 2010

Mayan Mayhem: Is 2012 the End of the World?

Dan Cloer

Like a newly discovered celebrity, the Mayan Calendar’s 2012 phenomenon is taking hold. But is there any truth to these end of the world predictions?

The Descent of Darwinism

Winter 2010

The Descent of Darwinism

Dan Cloer

How did Darwin’s theory of natural selection and survival of the fittest become today’s dominant worldview?

Interview with Sir John Polkinghorne: Holes in the Net

Winter 2010

Holes in the Net

Dan Cloer

Sir John Polkinghorne talks to Vision’s Dan Cloer about some of the deficiencies of science without religion.

¿Quien Soy?La Interrogante a la Violencia Juvenil

Fall 2009

The Sensitive Explorer

Dan Cloer

Vision interviews astronaut Michael Massimino who has traveled to space twice to help repair the Hubble Space Telescope.

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