Evolution Meeting in Lisbon Raises Concern

Evolution Meeting in Lisbon Raises Concern Dr. Guillermo Paz-y-Miño-C — © 2013 Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth [click on title to be redirected to The Standard Times] “…Lisbon taught us a lesson: its beauty and history, museums and palaces, cathedrals and monuments all honored the value of discovery, the irrefutable foundation of true […]

Galapagos Evolution Conference Adds to Understanding Part II

Galapagos Conference Adds to Understanding – Part II Dr. Guillermo Paz-y-Miño-C — © 2013 Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth [click on title to be redirected to The Standard Times] “…University San Francisco of Quito and its Galapagos Institute for the Arts and Sciences excelled at managing the III World Evolution Summit with unique […]

New England Science Public Reaches The Community

New England Science Public Reaches The Community Dr. Guillermo Paz-y-Miño-C — © 2012 Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth     “…New England Science Public will sponsor simultaneous events across institutions to celebrate iconic scientific achievements, their relevance and value in modern society. Via the NE-Science Public Reports, the initiative will publicize meta-data documents […]

Mauna Kea Telescopes To Sink in The Pacific

Mauna Kea Telescopes To Sink in The Pacific – Hawaii [click on title to be redirected to The Standard Times] Dr. Guillermo Paz-y-Miño-C — © 2012 Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth “…before the Dim End, all land telescopes will wear off and turn obsolete and… orbiting-the-planet observatories will likely replace them. Eventually, the […]

On the Wrongly Called The God Particle

On the Wrongly Called “The God Particle” [click on title to be redirected to The Standard Times] Dr. Guillermo Paz-y-Miño-C — © 2012 Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth [A book-review format of this article is available at Amazon.com] “…without mass, no atoms would exist, no galaxies or stars, no solar systems or planets […]

Massachusetts Gets an A- in Science Standards

Massachusetts Gets an A- in Science Standards [click on title to be redirected to The Standard Times] Dr. Guillermo Paz-y-Miño-C — © 2012 Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Massachusetts just got an A- on The State of State Science Standards, a 2012 report released by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. Although “The Bay […]

Rejection of science threatens to be epidemic

Rejection of science threatens to be epidemic [click on title to be redirected to The Standard Times] Dr. Guillermo Paz-y-Miño-C — © 2012 Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth “…There is a civic duty all citizens can exert to rectify the politics obscuring education: Cast our votes for candidates who sponsor proper schooling and […]

United States ‘exceptionalism’ built on backs of the 99 percent

United States ‘exceptionalism’ built on backs of the 99 percent [click on title to be redirected to The Standard Times] Dr. Guillermo Paz-y-Miño C. — © 2011 Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth  “A sense of inner exceptional nature probably drives the existence of most individuals and seems to be a Darwinian adaptive trait. […]

Boston’s Hayden Planetarium carries standard of scientific study – Editorial The Standard Times – Aug 17, 2011

Hayden Planetarium carries standard of scientific study [click on title to be redirected to The Standard Times] Dr. Guillermo Paz-y-Miño C. — © 2011 Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth  Science is just a refined device for resolving ordinary curiosity and a powerful liberator of superstition. It is the subsistence kit to defeat re-emerging […]

Wrong at Forecasting Armageddon – Editorial The Standard Times – June 3, 2011

Harold Camping wrong at forecasting “Biblical End” [click on title to be redirected to The Standard Times] Dr. Guillermo Paz-y-Miño C. — © 2011 Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth  Scripture is a silly source of insight to forecast the end of the world. But science helps us hypothesize more fascinating phenomena than the […]

All History is Black History – Editorial The Standard Times – March 2, 2011

All History is Black History [click on title to be redirected to The Standard Times] Dr. Guillermo Paz-y-Miño C. — © 2011 Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth    Illustration by JH Matternes, click on image to access more of artist’s fantastic work An African American blogger just settled an online dispute over human […]

New England Professors Accept Evolution, But They Are Religious – Editorial The Standard Times – Jan 15, 2011

Why Accepting Evolution Matters …New England professors accept evolution, but they are religious… [click on title to be redirected to The Standard Times] Dr. Guillermo Paz-y-Miño C. — © 2011 Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth  People do not “believe” in evolution; we either accept it, or doubt about it, or reject it. But […]

Can We Forecast the Fall of Today’s Empires? – Editorial The Standard Times – Dec 13, 2010

Can We Forecast the Fall of Today’s Empires? [click on title to be redirected to The Standard Times] Dr. Guillermo Paz-y-Miño C. — © 2010 Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth  History reminds us that empires can supplant one another… The Inca Empire (1430s-1530s) relied on an ingenious system of numeric recording, the quipus, […]

Can Atheists Be Our Leaders? – Editorial The Standard Times – Nov 6, 2010

Can Atheists Be Our Leaders? [click on title to be redirected to The Standard Times] Dr. Guillermo Paz-y-Miño C. — © 2010 Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth  atheistsand agnostics are among the most educated citizens in the United States. They rank highest not only in knowledge about science, American history, literature, politics and […]

On Whales and a Whaling Museum – Editorial The Standard Times – Sep 30, 2010

On Whales and a Whaling Museum [click on title to be redirected to The Standard Times] Dr. Guillermo Paz-y-Miño C. — © 2010 Department of Biology, Univesity of Massachusetts Dartmouth  To be reassured that evolution is true one just needs to visit the New Bedford Whaling Museum. Three mounted skeletons of a 50-foot North Atlantic […]

Faith Healing versus Medical Science – Editorial The Standard Times – Sep 2, 2010

Faith Healing vs. Medical Science [click on title to be redirected to The Standard Times] Dr. Guillermo Paz-y-Miño C. — © 2010 Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth  “If a sense of disease produces suffering, and a sense of ease antidotes it, disease is mental. Hence the fact in Christian Science that the human […]

To Deny Evolution is To Deny History – Editorial The Standard Times – Aug 7, 2010

To Deny Evolution is To Deny History [click on title to be redirected to The Standard Times] Dr. Guillermo Paz-y-Miño C. — © 2010 Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth   History is evolution and evolution is history. Charles Darwin  (photo © left G. Paz-y-Miño C. 2010, British Museum of Natural History, London) felt enthralled when […]