News stories of interest.

In keeping with my recent minimalist approach to the blog, here are some links to stories by others that I think you may find interesting.

US ‘doomed’ if creationist president elected: scientists (PhysOrg)

I think this is a great line:

The logic that convinces us that evolution is a fact is the same logic we use to say smoking is hazardous to your health or we have serious energy policy issues because of global warming,” University of Michigan professor Gilbert Omenn told reporters at the launch of a book on evolution by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).

Evolutionary idea
Scientists rally to explain and defend the cornerstone of biological study
(Houston Chronicle)

An interesting piece (especially given the venue), and I am happy to say that it makes a note of the new journal Evolution: Education and Outreach, which I hope you’re all planning to read.