Monday, February 9, 2009

Listening to the Beagle Diary for Darwin Day

FEBRUARY 12, 2009 is the Bicentennial of the birth of Charles Darwin, whose theory of evolution by natural selection is one of the greatest scientific discoveries of all time and stands at the very foundations of modern science.

Darwin Day celebrations are building up to a quiet crescendo all over the world, billed as an annual celebration of Science and Reason. I've downloaded a copy of Darwin's Beagle Diary audio book in five episodes and will be putting it on my IPOD for great listening on my morning bicycle runs this week. The complete works of Charles Darwin are available online here.

My recent posts at Filipino Voices have focused on the Science v. Religion debate, expecially Sto. Nino de Bernas, Conyo and Democracy Has Morality But No Theology.

In the New Republic, Jerry Coyne looks at the never-ending attempt to reconcile science and religion, and why it is doomed to fail.

There is quite a lively discussion over Bad English (by Marocharim Experiment on FV), where the topic is "sick books" and the phenomenon called Antonio Calipje Go.


aldrichanderson said...

The university is joining in the celebrations this year ( I'm curious to know if you've posted on intelligent design before. I dare say its no longer a hot button issue in the US, but I'd still love to hear from a science man.


DJB Rizalist said...

Welcome! I haven't done too many posts on ID mainly because it is not a big issue here. Our theologians tend to be pretty traditional and stick to the ole time arguments. I do the more conventional topics: crucifixions, Marian apparitions, miraculous stone and wooden idols, and mental child abuse through catechesis. The simple stuff.

Am more actively blogging at Filipino Voices nowadays. Lots of theological discussions there.