1. Episode 56 APR 29, 2012
Dr. Jason Rosenhouse
Brown and Dartmouth educated and with a PhD in mathematics, Dr. Rosenhouse is in fact an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Virginia’s James Madison University. He is the blogger behind the popular EvolutionBlog on the ScienceBlogs network where he discusses his experiences in the trenches, going back to his time as a post-doc at Kansas State University, of the evolution/creation “debate” plus the conflict between science and religion generally. The author previously of two popular level and entertaining books on mathematics, it’s his newest book that we asked Dr. Rosenhouse to talk to us about. Among the Creationists, coming highly recommended by Jerry Coyne, Barbara Forrest, and Eugenie Scott, is partly an account of his experiences at creationist conferences over the last decade, partly a look at evolution and intelligent design. We’ve enjoyed the surprising insights into just why creationists reject evolution (it’s often not what you think!) and what those insights mean for how we approach those that deny the fact of evolution! Join us!