Science - Links, Books & Some Ideas

The Web evolved originally through the old Arpanet system as a way for the US government and universities to communicate.  Since the commercialization of the web the amount of information has increased tenfold but much of it is propaganda and advertising of some sort or another.  In order to further the original purpose of the web, and to flash a light in the darkness of ignorance I have included links to various types of science bases web sites.


"Dinosaurs reigned for more than 100 million years and died through no fault of their own;  Homo sapiens is nowhere near a million years old, and has limited prospects entirely self-imposed, for extended geological longevity."

--Stephen Jay Gould

Anthropology (Cultural & Physical) Links

Chief Marin: Leader, Rebel, and Legend
by Betty Goerke

my first Anthro. professor. She cites me in the book! I have ONE drawing of a large projectile point!

Selected References on Human Evolution
Staff in the Smithsonian's Department of Anthropology have prepared the a bibliography on human evolution as a result of the many inquiries they have receive in this broad area of research.


Go to my Chimpanzee page, or Orangutan page for other Physical Anthropology links Urban Legends Reference Page This is for Cultural Antrhoplogists researching modern "myth" and "folklore."
Astronomy & Space Links

Earth & Sky
Daily science radio series & accompanying web site
Star Date Radio Show Can be heard on various public radio stations throughout the country as well as some AM stations or listen to it on their webpage 
NASA Home Page  
Biology/ Life Science Links
The Biology Project Human Genome Project Information
The Tree of Life - a project containing information about the diversity of organisms on Earth, their history, and characteristics. The information is linked together in the form of the evolutionary tree that connects all organisms to each other. Biology Online - Information in the Life Sciences
BioTech's Life Science Dictionary SciWeb - The Life Science homepage
General Science Links
Great Quotes from Great Skeptics

A great article titled "Open Minds and the Argument from Ignorance, " I'd reprint it here but I don't want to be sued. So just click on the link to go read the article.
Science Learning Network
Yahoo! Science
Index of science categories
What is it?
Dictionary of  information technology

Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia - an online encyclopedia, very cool free encyclopedia that you can even edit. Look up almost anything, it even is available in different languages.  Contains the definition, links and information about any given subject.
Math Links
Museum Links
Smithsonian's Main Web Site Museum of Science
The Exploratorium is an excellent science museum for both kids and adults. They also have great web features like "The Science of Hockey.
Skeptical Inquirer
The Magazine for Science and Reason
Here is the index to online articles:
Physics Links
Science Magazine Links
Discover Magazine
International weekly journal of science
Scientific American The New Scientist

Of course there are thousands of books out there worth recommending.  Here are a few that I find interesting and informative:

Chief Marin: Leader, Rebel, and Legend
by Betty Goerke

my first Anthro. professor. She cites me in the book! I have ONE drawing of a large projectile point!

The Human Evolution Coloring Book
by Adrienne Zihlman (Author) Mostly focused on the physical parts of humans and other apes, not so much the behavior.

David Brin has written a science fiction short story book called Otherness,  there is an interesting essay called, "Science versus Magic," that I recommend.


Quotes & Other Interesting Information
"The resistance to a new idea is increased by the square of its importance."

--Bertrand Russell

It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."

--Albert Einstein (03/14/1879-1955)

The more you know, the more you know you don't know.
For those of you who don't get it:  The more you learn, the more you realize there is so much more to learn. :)


Law of conservation of matter - that matter is neither created nor destroyed but is simply changed from one form to another.