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Report | Feb 4, 2009
Evolution: A Timeline

Updated February 3, 2014  1809 Charles Darwin is born to a wealthy family in Shropshire, England.  1831 Darwin begins a five-year voyage as a ship’s naturalist on the HMS Beagle. His observations of scientific phenomena, particularly the wildlife on the Galapagos Islands, lead Darwin to form his theory on the origin and development of life. […]

Report | Feb 4, 2009
Religious Groups’ Views on Evolution

Updated February 3, 2014 Buddhism Many Buddhists see no inherent conflict between their religious teachings and evolutionary theory. Indeed, according to some Buddhist thinkers, certain aspects of Darwin’s theory are consistent with some of the religion’s core teachings, such as the notion that all life is impermanent. Religion East and West, “Buddhism and Science: Probing […]

Report | Feb 4, 2009
Darwin and His Theory of Evolution

At first glance, Charles Darwin seems an unlikely revolutionary. Growing up a shy and unassuming member of a wealthy British family, he appeared, at least to his father, to be idle and directionless. But even as a child, Darwin expressed an interest in nature. Later, while studying botany at Cambridge University, he was offered a […]

Report | Feb 4, 2009
The Social and Legal Dimensions of the Evolution Debate in the U.S.

Updated February 3, 2014 As with many social and political controversies in the United States, the battle over evolution has been largely fought in courtrooms. This has been particularly true in the last 50 years, as courts have been repeatedly asked to rule on efforts to restrict or change the way public schools teach about evolution […]

Report | Dec 14, 2008
The Next Future of the Internet

Predictions about the fate of the cell phone, the future of voice recognition, the advantages and disadvantages of personal transparency, the architecture of the internet, and where leisure and work are headed -- and much more.

Report | Dec 14, 2008
The Future of the Internet III

A survey of experts shows they expect major tech advances as the phone becomes a primary device for online access, voice-recognition improves, and the structure of the Internet itself improves. They disagree about whether this will lead to more soci...

Report | Aug 22, 2008
User Behavior and the Climate for Innovation

Follow the link below to the text of John Horrigan's keynote speech to the Progress & Freedom Foundation's Aspen Summit. The Summit's theme was "unlocking innovation" and the speech talks about what user behavior tells us about the current climat...

Report | Jul 17, 2008
Stem Cells Research Package

A Pew Forum research package provides an overview of the debate over embryonic stem cell research, exploring public opinion on the issue, religious groups’ views on it, the science behind it and the status of stem cell research in other countries. ANALYSIS July 2008 Overview: Stem Cell Research at the Crossroads of Religion and Politics […]

Report | Jul 17, 2008
Stem Cell Research at the Crossroads of Religion and Politics

Embryonic stem cell research, which uses special cells found in three- to five-day-old human embryos to seek cures for a host of chronic diseases, has sparked a major moral and political debate in the United States. In the 10 years since University of Wisconsin scientists announced they had harvested potentially life-saving cells from surplus embryos […]

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