Letter to the editor: Headline for ‘Ways of Seeing’ column was misleading

I am thrilled that my Feb. 4 ‘Ways of Seeing’ column has generated so much thoughtful discussion. I want to thank those who have responded here or reached out to me personally. I am grateful to those who have shared their deep knowledge of Darwin’s work and legacy. I would like to clear up one misconception that I think might have been generated by the Addison Independent’s choice of a headline for my piece: my musings are much more about the way ideas about science and objective truth get fixed in our cult … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Darwin offers food for thought

Thank you for publishing Mark Spritzer’s letter (Feb.18) giving insight to some of the many intricacies of Charles Darwin’s time-tested theories of natural selection and evolution.  These days, it seems, many are searching for patterns to explain our comp … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Darwin’s theory central to biology, immune to bias

This letter is in response to Emily Hoyler’s “Ways of Seeing” piece titled “Darwinism losing its significance” of the Feb. 4 edition of the Addison Independent. Although the article brings up some important and thought-provoking points, there were some mi … (read more)

Ways of seeing: Darwinism is losing its significance

What if one day you realized that some of the things you took as fundamental Truths of the World may not be exactly so? Or at least that these things you thought you knew may not be the only way of understanding things? As a perpetual student, my formal s … (read more)