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Number 30 ~ Winter 2011

Essays

Why the Arabic World Turned Away from Science

Hillel Ofek on the lost Golden Age and the rejection of reason

What Do Organisms Mean?

Steve Talbott on how life speaks at every level

Proposing a ‘Coast Guard’ for Space

James C. Bennett on what ails America’s space sector and how to fix it

The Near Miracle of Male Infertility Treatment

Jacqueline Pfeffer Merrill on creating infertile fathers

Locke, Darwin, and America’s Future

Peter Augustine Lawler on rights, nature, and progress

Reviews and Reconsiderations

Bridges and the Bottom Line

Adam J. White on why infrastructure must always be a matter of politics

You Can’t Handle the Truth

Jeremy Kessler reviews After Finitude by Quentin Meillasoux

Hawthorne Series

The Last Temptation of Science

Algis Valiunas on “Rappaccini’s Daughter” and the crooked path to Paradise

Rappaccini’s Daughter

Online only: A new critical edition of Hawthorne’s story