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Number 37 ~ Fall 2012

Essays

Yucca Mountain: A Post-Mortem

Adam J. White on how President Obama killed the planned nuclear-waste repository

Property Rights in Space

Rand Simberg on the legal framework needed to settle the final frontier

The Folly of Scientism

Austin L. Hughes challenges the trespassing of scientists on philosophy’s domain

The Marvelous Marie Curie

Algis Valiunas on the passions and struggles of radiation’s pioneer

Reviews and Reconsiderations

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions at Fifty

Matthew C. Rees looks back on the debates over the Thomas Kuhn classic that brought us the “paradigm shift”

Bioethics Without Ethics

Brendan Foht reviews Jonathan D. Moreno’s The Body Politic

Doctors Within Borders

Caitrin Nicol revisits Anne Fadiman’s tale of two cultures and the life of Lia Lee

Hawthorne Series

The Possibility of Progress

Jeremy Kessler reads “The Hall of Fantasy,” a too-cautionary tale

The Hall of Fantasy

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