Where Memes Really Come From

Though history will probably remember Richard Dawkins as the activist who spearheaded a new atheist movement, there is something far more famous and important that he invented — and few people know it. He is the guy who first popularized the idea of the meme, way back in the 1970s. That's right. Dawkins is indirectly… » 1/23/13 1:58pm 1/23/13 1:58pm

25 Great Books By Legendary Scientists

From Darwin and Einstein to Hawking and Sagan, here are twenty-five amazing books written by world-famous scientists. These are legendary texts, popular science explainers, personal memoirs, and controversial new theories, and they're all enduring monuments to the power of science. » 4/20/11 9:20am 4/20/11 9:20am

Is Science Fiction Really A Religion-Free Zone? Two More Points Of View

The debate over religion's place in science fiction still rages on the Internet, and two new blog posts take very different stances on the matter. Over at Tor.com, Teresa Jusino posts that good science fiction acknowledges the place of religion in our lives, and even accepts that people of faith could have valid… » 1/07/10 12:58pm 1/07/10 12:58pm

The Coming War Between Religion And Super-Science

The 21st century may well see a final showdown between scientific rationalists and religious fundamentalists. We'll see more and more conflicts — like Dawkins vs. creationists, or Bush vs. stem cells — as scientists discover more facts that challenge religious beliefs. But I've been racking my brains to think of… » 4/09/08 9:45am 4/09/08 9:45am