A QUIET STAND OF ALDERS
"The alder, whose fat shadow nourisheth
All set neere to him long flourisheth." -- William Browne, c. 1613
Welcome to A Quiet Stand of Alders, the website of Stanley Rice, a science educator and writer. If you care passionately about the natural world and its evolutionary history, this website is for you. ... More about...
EVOLUTION ROAD TRIP
May 30 - June 2, 2013
in Southern Oklahoma and North Texas
led by Dr. Stanley Rice & Dr. Gordon Eggleton
sponsored by hosted by Oklahomans for Excellence in Science Education
hosted by The University of Oklahoma Biological Station
Check out geology, biology, dinosaur footprints, creationist haunts.
$350 for everything
($400 if single accommodation is preferred)
Professional training hours and possible partial refund for pre-college teachers.
Brochure & registration info
May 20, 2013Big Bend: An Isolated Evolutionary World
I just got back from my visit to Big Bend National Park, which is out in the Chihuahuan desert, which has a lot of creosote bushes, and blooming desert willows (not really willows) in the washes. The Chisos Mountains arise from the desert and create their own little world, a little cooler and a little wetter. ... More...
New York: Facts on File, 2011.
Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books, 2011.
(Mandarin Chinese edition - Taiwan: BWP 2011)
New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 2009.
New York: Facts on File, 2007.
(mostly of nature, many illustrating evolution)
Archived essays that appeared on this website in 2008-2012.
New essays can be found on Stan's blogs:
Honest Ab (evolution and related scientific and social topics)
Christian Agnostics (religion)
Republican Climate (politics)
Presentations & Events
PDF scripts of Stan's recent presentations:
Confessions of an Oklahoma Evolutionist: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Root Foraging: A General Botany Project
God and Natural Selection
Altruism for Fun and Profit
a blog about evolution, ecology, and connected political and religious issues
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Darwin Does Not Debate
Should evolutionary scientists debate creationists?
Darwin, Sushi, and the Origin of Complex Cells
Emma Plays Music for Charles
Darwin Gives You a Kiss
Kissing and language both evolved from a basic mammalian trait.
Is Darwin a Zombie?
Darwin and Some Real Dinosaur Footprints
Noah Meets Mrs. Ples
How did Noah get dinosaurs and ape-humans onto the ark?
... and other videos on The Darwin Channel