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Darwin’s World of Pain and Wonder

Fall 2009 - Winter 2010Algis Valiunas on the great scientist’s spiritual torment

Science and Congress

Fall 2004 - Winter 2005Adam Keiper on science advice and the legacy of the Office of Technology Assessment

Politicizing Science, Sixties-Style

Fall 2004 - Winter 2005

The Myth of the Placebo Effect

Winter 2016Nick Barrowman on the shaky science underlying a popular idea

A Reductionist History of Humankind

Fall 2015John Sexton reviews Yuval Noah Harari's Sapiens

Philanthropy in Science, Technology, and Medicine

Winter 2015Selections from The Almanac of American Philanthropy

Vaccines and Their Critics, Then and Now

Winter 2015Aaron Rothstein on the history and errors of the anti-vaccination movement

Love Conquers All

Reading The Blithedale Romance, a novel of utopian hopes and human passions

Spring 2015Jenna Silber Storey and Benjamin Storey read The Blithedale Romance, a novel of utopian hopes and human passions

Socially Just Science

Spring 2015Brendan P. Foht on politically correcting science and scientifically correcting politics

Faith, Fact, and False Dichotomies

Spring 2015Austin L. Hughes on the lazy atheism in Jerry Coyne’s new book