Episode #138

News Items

    Interview with Ola Fincke

    • Ola Fincke is a member of the Oklahomans for Excellence in Science Educationwww.biosurvey.ou.edu/oese/Professor and evolutionary ecologist in the Department of Zoology at the University of Oklahoma. She received an M.A. in science education from Tufts University, and taught high school science in the US and Europe before getting her Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Iowa. She was a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, and a NATO Fellow at Oxford University. Her research focuses on the evolution of reproductive behavior, sexual conflict and speciation, and consequences of tropical forest fragmentation on insect populations. At OU, she teaches evolution, behavioral ecology, and evolutionary ecology.endogenousretrovirus.blogspot.com/2008/03/special-rights-for-religious-radicals.htmlfindarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m2843/is_4_27/ai_104733223

    Science or Fiction

    • Item #1 Science

      Astronomers have discovered grains of sand around distant stars.

    • Item #2 Science

      Scientists have discovered that within the Earth’s inner core is yet another layer, or an inner inner core.

    • Item #3 Fiction

      Contrary to the theory of island dwarfism, paleontologists have uncovered on the island of Micronesia fossils of prehistoric humans averaging over 6 feet tall.

    Skeptical Quote of the Week.