OK, I've been a terrible poster here. In the next week or so, I should be able to get out at least one or two of the half-zillion posts I have in draft format. In the meantime, here is a novella, Inside Job, by one of my favorite authors, Connie Willis. It doesn't have any hard science in it at all, and definitely no biology, so if you don't like the softer stuff with a bit of humor, don't bother to click the link.
What the story does is ask the question: what if psychic channelers bypassed ancient Atlantean kings and Aztec princesses and connected with someone willing to fight on the side of reason in the war on science?
Read Inside Job. Then, once you've done that, read these columns.
Tags:science fiction, Connie Willis, channeling