Posts tagged with ‘Limits of Science’

  • The Science of Big Science

    By on September 12, 2013

    Science is getting bigger. Just about every scientific discipline — astronomy, conservation, drug development, genetics, neuroscience, physics — is...

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  • The Truth is No Stranger Than Fiction When it Comes to Robots

    By on August 23, 2013

    Robots represent the cutting edge in science. For decades we have been promised a bright future in which these...

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  • Welcome to the Age of Denial

    By on August 22, 2013

    IN 1982, polls showed that 44 percent of Americans believed God had created human beings in their present form....

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  • Steven Pinker embraces scientism. Bad move, I think

    By on August 15, 2013

    Steven Pinker has written a long essay in The New Republic embracing scientism. That's really too bad, because this...

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  • Science Is Not Your Enemy

    By on August 15, 2013

    The great thinkers of the Age of Reason and the Enlightenment were scientists. Not only did many of them...

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  • Why Study Humanities? What I Tell Engineering Freshmen

    By on June 25, 2013

    What’s the point of the humanities? Of studying philosophy, history, literature and “soft” sciences like psychology and poly sci?...

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  • The philosophy of the Higgs

    By on March 26, 2013

    Many of the great physicists of the 20th century have appreciated the importance of philosophy for science. Einstein, for...

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  • Large Hadron Collider Is Set to Halt for Upgrades

    By on February 7, 2013

    With the discovery of the Higgs boson or something very like it under its belt, the world’s most powerful...

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  • Are We Running Out Of Scientific Geniuses?

    By on February 1, 2013

    Is the world clear out of geniuses? Will we ever have another Copernicus, another Darwin, another Einstein to shatter...

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  • Is Scientific Truth Always Beautiful?

    By on January 29, 2013

    Does science have a “beauty” problem? David Orrell, a mathematician and consultant, argues that it does—or, at least, that...

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