J. Scott Turner

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March 19, 2024

🔒Homeostasis and Purposeful Evolution

J. Scott Turner

Life may exist in a physical world, writes Scott Turner, but it is also marked by attributes not to be found in that world, such as intentionality, purposefulness, design, and intelligence. The Darwin......

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March 19, 2024

🔒Introduction: Heterodox Thinking on Evolution

J. Scott Turner

Scott Turner, a member of the group of scientists called The Third Way of Evolution and coordinator for this feature, introduces readers to our look at the state of evolutionary science. Turner explai......

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January 10, 2023

Decolonizing Science

J. Scott Turner

It is far from clear that Western science has suppressed or damaged “indigenous knowledge,” as a recent editorial in Nature suggests. But there is an important story to tell about science,......

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August 25, 2023

Video: Rethinking Climate Risk

J. Scott Turner

Listen in as we discuss the various risks climate poses and how we should discuss the so-called "climate emergency."

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July 19, 2023

On Collegiality

J. Scott Turner

Increasingly, collegiality is being added to the traditional triad of excellence that wins professors tenure. And now, the issue of collegiality is a fraught minefield, and has become one of......

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June 21, 2023

Getting Academic Freedom Right

J. Scott Turner

The Academic Freedom Alliance just filed an amicus curiae brief with the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Pernell and Novoa v. Lamb. But are they truly defend......

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