April 20, 2005

The 1st Anniversary Tangled Bank

Yes, the 1 year anniversary edition of The Tangled Bank is up at Circadiana. This entry is interesting:

If you think the Creationist stickers in textbooks are a new development, think again. Dave, a physicist blogging on Second Order Approximation translates for us the old Osiander Sticker that warns the audience that Copernicus's stuff is "just a theory". No kidding.
There is precedent for the ongoing evolution/creationism debates:
And even though scientists had all but agreed that the Copernican system was indisputably correct by the close of the 17th century, theologians and popular writers on science continued to argue over whether or not to accept the theory for another 100 years. In terms of education, although it was taught in many schools from 1700 on, the Sun-centered solar-system did not become the sole model taught at Cracow Academy in Copernicus's native country of Poland until 1782. That's almost 240 years.
There's plenty of variety at the anniversary edition including snails, vulvas, mind control, genetics, health care, and much, much more.

Posted by Steve on April 20, 2005
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