JFS Special: Eleven things you may not know about food irradiation - Junkfood Science
This blog is a personal favourite and the comprehensive post on food irradiation is one of the reasons why. Sandy Szwarc is level-headed yet not afraid to push back at the scare-mongerers.
Is evolution theory important in medical research, or not? - I'm From Missouri
I'm not a fan of the name-calling (on both sides), but this topic really needs to be looked at more closely (cue the comment flood!).
An interesting comment quoting Jerry Coyne:
"To some extent these excesses are not Mindell’s fault, for, if truth be told, evolution hasn’t yielded many practical or commercial benefits. Yes, bacteria evolve drug resistance, and yes, we must take countermeasures, but beyond that there is not much to say. Evolution cannot help us predict what new vaccines to manufacture because microbes evolve unpredictably."
Lying to Advance a Cause - Telic Thoughts
Bio Prof: "It Is OK to Use Some Inaccuracies Temporarily" to Sell Evolution - Darwinian Fundamentalism
I really hope this is only one man's opinion on teaching evolution.
UPDATE (03-Sept-2008): This is an awesome comment by Thought Provoker at TT. It's also entertaining to read his responses to this Coturnix fellow.
Why I'm not a Behe fan, Part I, Why I'm not a Behe fan, Part IIA: the malaria scam, Behe botches basic probability...how likely is that?, Why I'm not a Behe fan, Part IIB: abusing genetics - Quintessence of Dust
Me thinks Dr. Matheson is not a Michael Behe fan. Seriously, I have to read EoE and re-read these posts to get some proper perspective.
Please fire U.S. gymnastics coach and poor sport Martha Karolyi - Coincidence Theories
The U.S. got beat by 13-years olds. Neener! Neener! Nee! Ner!
Slavery Revisited: the lesson of John Newton - He Lives
An excellent post on one aspect of Christianity. A good lesson to all that once you accept Jesus, you do not magically become perfect.
Consider this an open thread to discuss any topic of interest.