Education functions best when we focus not on soliciting student agreement or buy-in to a rigid creed, but rather on stimulating the critical faculties.
The authors argue that RNA molecules appeared in warm little ponds more than 4.17 billion years ago, transported by “meteorites and interplanetary dust particles.”
The Matrix, the first episode, was a fun movie. But as a description for reality? Please.
A corespondent draws our attention to a comment from atheist and “poetic naturalist” Sean Carroll, in his recent book.
We have no trouble rattling off any number of “conditions” that are relevant to the process of boiling alphabet soup.