Natural Selection: “It Isn’t Just for Breakfast Anymore”

A sea of change is currently underway in our understanding of the evolutionary process, including especially our way of defining the core concept of natural selection.

The individualistic, gene-centered model of natural selection and evolution has constricted and distorted our understanding of the many different sources of causation in the natural world.

It is like looking into a very large room through a very small keyhole.  If we adopt a more inclusive model of natural selection, we will then be able to view the entire room.  

 


Turn a rejected startup pitch into future success

Stepping into entrepreneurship is an exciting time. Planning, strategizing, and networking can keep you focused and moving forward. Beyond this, however, is the milestone that must be crossed in order to translate all this planning, into something tangible: the task of securing funding. Looking to investors for funding is a delicate and challenging road. It requires a combination of confidence, effective communication, and data-driven research. Despite this, even an incredibly calculated business plan and presentation is not impervious to rejection. So how do you bounce back from a rejected pitch?


Senate Republicans have more to lose than the Senate Democrats in the Trump Trial

Realistically the focus for the Democrats should be to sway public opinion, more than persuading the Republicans to convict Trump.


“Let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.'' - From The Prophet Amos

On January 9, 1987, a date when most of my current students had not yet been born, President Ronald Regan proclaimed the third Monday in January of each year a public holiday in honor of the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK). He left an indelible mark upon me and hundreds of thousands of other Americans.


“Biosocialism”: A New Social Contract for a Species in Peril

We can no longer indulge the one-sided, polarizing and divisive ideologies of the 20th century. The stakes are too high. Here is a very different alternative. 


Did Aristotle Know the Cause of Eclipse of Moon?

When I was a student, I learned in the class of world history that everyone thought the earth was flat until Columbus, et al, sailed around it. Is that really true?......


THE ROAD TO COURAGE JULIETA ALTAMIRANO CROSBY

In November 2019 Julieta Altamirano-Crosby won a position as a council member for the city of Lynnwood. She is the first Latina to hold that office in Snohomish County. 


For the People | Para la Gente

Many libraries across America offer books and many other digital resources in Spanish. In our own backyard, the Seattle Public Library offers everything from a fine collection of books in Spanish to weekly conversational classes for people to practice Spanish. This month, we focus on the Seattle Public Library’s wealth of Spanish language materials, offered for free as a service to the community.