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Date: Thu, 04 Nov 1999 02:31:39 -0500
From: John Catalano <firstname.lastname@example.org> X-Mailer: Mozilla 4.5 [en] (Win98; I)
To: MAILING LIST for the World of Richard Dawkins <email@example.com> Subject: Dawkins: Dawkins interview & cloning debate / Nov. book of month / Alan Guth on
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--== "The World of Richard Dawkins" Newsletter ==--
Greetings to all!
The items below were selected from the current Headlines: http://www.world-of-dawkins.com/headlines.htm
Hugh LaFollette's homepage, and Radio Show: Ideas and Issues http://www.etsu.edu/philos/faculty/hugh.htm http://www.etsu.edu/philos/wets.htm
Colin Patterson was employed in the Palaeontology Department of The Natural History Museum from 1962 until 1993. He held an 'individual merit' appointment from 1974. Though retired at the age of 60 he continued to work daily in the Museum until his sudden death in 1998.
Book description: Introducing the latest ideas on how life originated and diversified on earth, this new edition of a classic work provides a concise and engaging summary of modern evolutionary theory. The heavily illustrated book is intended for readers with little or no formal training in science and is an ideal introduction for students. Teachers of biology will also find the book a valuable reference text. Among the features of the second edition:
• new chapters on neural evolution and gene evolution
• explanations of the latest theories on the evolution of humans
• extensive updates throughout, with emphasis on molecular evolution
• many new or updated illustrations
• comprehensive coverage, clear and concise presentation
08 November 99 - Physics
Alan Guth - MIT cosmologist returns to the program to talk about his inflationary universe theory and new evidence that it will prove to be correct.
-- John Catalano + firstname.lastname@example.org + New York, USA 'The World of Richard Dawkins' @ http://www.world-of-dawkins.com "...If 'God' is a synonym for the deepest principles of physics, what word is left for a hypothetical being who answers prayers, intervenes to save cancer patients or helps evolution over difficult jumps, forgives sins or dies for them? If we are allowed to relabel scientific awe as a religious impulse, the case goes through on the nod. You have redefined science as religion, so it's hardly surprising if they turn out to 'converge.'" --Richard Dawkins http://www.forbes.com/asap/99/1004/235.htm