krishtalka (Kris Krishtalka)


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Let U.S. students tackle all the tough issues


Two points to keep in mind: (1) science is rarely absolute (except for true laws, such as the speed of light), so there is not 100% certainty about the scientific solution to a problem; more evidence increases the odds understanding the complexities and of making the right decision.
(2) Ultimately, the decisions I wrote about and you refer to are political/social; We hope that science informs the best political/social solution.

September 4, 2011 at 7:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Let U.S. students tackle all the tough issues

In response to Dowser, I agree completely that all our students should be discussing and analyzing these science issues in class---it might be the best way to learn science. My point was that Gov. Perry, in cloning Michele Bachmann's anti-science rhetoric to appeal to the tea party/Republican right, came out against teaching science in the science classroom when it came to evolution or global climate change or other science they'd like to dismiss out of hand. So my piece was a parody of his attitude about dismissing science in other critical challenges facing the nation. It is not reassuring that the Republican candidates --- except for Huntsman!---think that dissing science is the litmus test for winning the primaries. Those are not the values I want in a president.

September 3, 2011 at 11:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Science, not promiscuity, explains quakes

Absolutely!! Of course, there has been "uncontrolled" testing of the Sedighi hypothesis throughout history. In the modern era, for example, one would expect a greater frequency and ferocity of earthquakes on or near nude beaches; or on or near Las Vegas and its scantilly-clad evening shows; or ... The problem arises in setting the geographic area and the counterbalances forces in each area, e.g., the Vatican vs the rest of Rome.

May 2, 2010 at 1:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Differing views

Souki and Chocoholic capture the intent and spririt of the Difficult Dialogue series in their comments.

The Behe lecture has been rescheduled for Dec 7 at 1:00p in the Crafton-Preyer Theater in Murphy Hall on the KU campus. The lecture will be followed by the panel discussion at 3:30p in the Hall Center for the Humanities.

December 5, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Differing views

With regard to the comment by anxiousathiest---a correction: Dr. Dimmick is not employed at the KU Natural History Museum, and has not been so for a number of years.


December 4, 2006 at 1:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )