Thursday, June 17, 2010

Relative Risk

What if you leave your child at home while you get milk and a bomber comes by?

I just now discovered Lenore Skenazy's Free Range Kids blog (thanks Bruce!).  Labeled "America's Worst Mom" after her article “Why I Let My 9-Year-Old Take The Subway Alone” was published in 2008.  I remember reading it and liking it then.  Now she has a book subtitled "Giving Our Children the Freedom We Had Without Going Nuts with Worry," a blog, and a speaking engagements page at her web page.  Looks like a breath of fresh, unfiltered air to me. 

Evolution 101 Anyone?

A free podcast primer on the nature of evolution...

Zach Moore is active in the free thought community and featured prominently in the production of the excellent Apologia podcast as well.  His podcast lecture series titled Evolution 101 is a fine primer on biological evolution available at iTunes and other podcast directories.

Making of the Fittest

Fine book on the latest research into the nature of biological evolution...

Just finished Sean Carroll's Making of the Fittest  It's a very concise yet appropriately detailed study of the 3 billion year history of the DNA that makes us and other life on the planet what we are.  As mentioned in an earlier post Carroll's Endless Forms Most Beautiful is an another excellent book for people interested in the science that undergirds our physical existence.  Endless Forms is also available in an mp3 on CD format at your usual online booksellers or at places like for your audio enjoyment.