Science and Society

Diversity Comes for Science

Diversity Comes for Science

Having given free rein to our essentially affective or irrational nature—a...

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Good Scientists & Mad Scientists

Good Scientists & Mad Scientists

There are good scientists and there are mad scientists. The good ones have...

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A Hero Only Once

A Hero Only Once

There was no television readily available when I heard that Neil Armstrong had...

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Will There Be Life on Mars?

Will There Be Life on Mars?

While the world had its eyes trained on London’s Olympics, a great many were...

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Wikipedia: Anarchy in Motion

Wikipedia: Anarchy in Motion

There’s nothing more frustrating than arguing with old people and hearing them...

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Measuring the World

Measuring the World

Among innumeracy’s great heroes must be reckoned Lord Randolph Churchill, father...

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Deconstructing Folk Metaphysics

Deconstructing Folk Metaphysics

I’m in trouble with some creationist readers for having used the phrase “folk...