Looking for more Darwin reading? (If you're already sick of the Darwin Bicentennial, you're in for a loooong year.) Michael Shermer takes on common misunderstandings of evolution in Scientific American, and Matt Ridley explores Darwin's Legacy in National Geographic. Richard Dawkins has derived a formula to determine the power of a scientific theory (well, maybe not derived, just invented), and evolution fares well.
Evolution is not a theory in crisis, but Cracked has 6 insane discoveries that science can't explain, along with 5 scientific experiments most likely to end the world.
US scientific output is decreasing according to a new report by Thomson Reuters (hate EndNote? blame them), which is "essentially marketing information that's freely available (and taxpayer funded) via the NSF" according to Jonathan Gitlin at Ars Technica.
If you're looking to do some meatier science reading, check out this large, outstanding list of free online math and physics textbooks.
Interested in being a pirate? Get up to speed on your game theory. The Rugbyologist is in here at Scientific Blogging, and he's ready to explain the theory to aspiring pirates.
In case you missed it, scientists are expected to save democracy. Well, not quite, but check out this this essay on the subject in this week's science section of The New York Times.
Are you smarter than a fifth grader? Well, how about an eight grader? A first grader? If you're too insecure to find out, have you kids take this online test of knowledge at the Department of Education's website. See how your kids stack up against the rest of the world.
To return to Darwin, check out this slide show-essay that takes you on a tour of Kentucky's Creation Museum and explains why the dinosaurs at Kentucky’s Creation Museum are stalking evolution, reason, and the American city.
Have a great weekend, and tune in tomorrow for day 4 of 30 days of evolution blogging.