Salman Hameed is an astronomer and associate professor of integrated science and humanities in the School of Cognitive Science at Hampshire College in Hamilton, Mass. He is director of the Center for the Study of Science in Muslim Societies. One of his areas of study is the relationship between religion and science, especially Islam, and he […]
Will Gervais is an evolutionary and cultural psychologist whose research focuses on the cognitive, evolutionary and cultural forces that facilitate supernatural beliefs — and how these beliefs, in turn, affect cognition, evolution and culture. He works in the department of psychology at the University of Kentucky in Lexington and is director of the Beliefs and Morality […]
Martin Nowak is an evolutionary biologist, a professor of mathematics and biology and director of the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics at Harvard University. One of his main areas of study is altruism and cooperation. He is co-editor of Evolution, Games and God: The Principle of Cooperation, which examines, in part, cultural transformations such as religion.
Proponents of intelligent design and young-Earth creationists are going strong on the 30th anniversary of Darwin Day. How have their tactics changed and how are evolutionists adapting?
Josh Brecheen is an Oklahoma State Senator who has sponsored several science education bills deemed by some as evolution work-arounds. In January 2016, he was the sole sponsor of SB1322, the “Oklahoma Science Education Act” that would allow teachers to teach evolution as a “controversial” theory — something the majority of scientists say it is […]
Robert Pennock is a professor in the departments of philosophy, computer science and engineering, and ecology, evolutionary biology and behavior at Michigan State University in East Lansing. He has taught courses in the philosophy of biology and technology and another on science and virtue.