The folks over at the Post Carbon Institute have created a spoof video around the fascinating, often disturbing spectacle of Oprah’s Favorite Things. The video illustrates some key points made in the book, The Post Carbon Reader: Managing the 21st Century’s Sustainability Crises, edited by Richard Heinberg and Daniel Lerch.
In the chapter “Dangerously Addicted,” Dr. [more...]
“We need to begin at the beginning. We need to begin at our beginnings”, writes Adam Frank in a recent post on the NPR.org blog 13.7: Cosmos and Culture, to which he is a regular contributor. Frank, an astrophysicist and author of The Constant Fire, argues for a new perspective on the relationship between [more...]
The National Academy of Sciences has awarded its prestigious Public Welfare Medal to Eugenie Scott, author of Evolution vs. Creationism, in recognition of her work as executive director of the National Center for Science Education (NCSE), promoting and defending the teaching of evolution in schools.
“Eugenie Scott has worked tirelessly and very effectively to [more...]
Matthew Engelke’s A Problem of Presence: Beyond Scripture in an African Church has been awarded the 2009 Victor Turner Prize in Ethnographic Writing from the Society of Humanistic Anthropology (SHA).
A Problem of Presence is a historical ethnography of the Friday Masowe apostolics of Zimbabwe. Members of this Christian movement do not read the Bible, and [more...]