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An SMU alumnus’ perspective on writing about science

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The edges of the audiences’ lips curved upwards into cheeky grins as SMU alumnus Stephen Ornes said the first name he had chosen for his lecture on science writing: “Liars, Deniers, Doubters and evidence, where do we go from here?” The physics and english degr... More »

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Harvard professor explains why science is safe to trust

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Editor’s note, Nov. 16, 10:50 p.m.: This story has been updated throughout. Society should trust science because it’s a long, time-tested process of accumulated expertise, Harvard University Professor of the History of Science Naomi Oreskes, Ph.D said Thursday... More »

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DEBATE: A gap that can’t quite be bridged

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Read the other half of the debate by Michael Dearman. It has been over 150 years since Charles Darwin first published his seminal volume “On the Origin of Species,” and, although his work proved highly controversial in its original context, it is refreshing to... More »

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DEBATE: Different ways of seeing the world

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By Michael Dearman Read the other half of the debate by Brandon Bub. The late Stephen Jay Gould described science and religion in terms of “nonoverlapping magisteria,” where both science and religion had respective realms of teaching over which they have autho... More »