The plight of the trees touched a spot in several of you. Here is the page of the American Chestnut Foundation. Check out the picture of the tree from the Great Smoky Mountain National Park Library!
Wow! There's a book out that reflects the thinking of...
... a compassionate and clearheaded account by a religious leader who not only respects science but, for the most part, embraces it.
"If scientific analysis were conclusively to demonstrate certain claims in (religion) to be false, then we must accept the findings of science and abandon those claims," he writes.
No one who wants to understand the world "can ignore the basic insights of theories as key as evolution, relativity and quantum mechanics."
Imperfect, of course, but this religious leader who embraces science...is the Dalai Llama.
Today starts the NYTIMES great experiment...We'll all be watching.