Squandering America’s Strength

by M. Anthony Mills

How centralization created a single point of failure in our Covid-19 response


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Not Like the Flu, Not Like Car Crashes, Not Like...

by Ari Schulman, Brendan Foht, and Samuel Matlack

It’s about the spike.


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Iím Young and Healthy. If I Get Coronavirus, Will I Be Fine?

by Brendan Foht, Samuel Matlack, and Ari Schulman

Covid-19’s low death rate conceals bigger dangers.


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Do Elephants Have Souls?

Listen to the classic 2013 essay by Caitrin Keiper.


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Battlefield Promotions

by Aaron Kheriaty

A call to action for medical students against the Covid-19 pandemic


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Enlightenment Later

by Kent Anhari

Will reason survive rationalism?


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Trouble for Hedgehogs

by Michael M. Rosen

Are generalists due for a comeback?


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Custodians of the Body

by Alan Rubenstein

Our organ donation regime strikes the right balance between generosity to the living and respect for the dead.


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Not as Deadly as We Thought?

by Brendan Foht

Why fighting about Covid-19’s fatality rate is a distraction


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Inventing the Universe

by David Kordahl

Are quantum physicists making things up as they go along?


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The Science Before the War

by M. Anthony Mills and Mark P. Mills

How the technological feats of World War II grew out of curiosity-driven research


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The Mathematician and the Mystic

by David Guaspari

Simone Weil, her brother André, and truths that do not converge


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The Impossible Ethics of Pandemic Triage

by Aaron Kheriaty

Is there a formula for which patients doctors try to save?


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Do We Want Dystopia?

by Stefan Beck

On nightmare tech as the fulfillment of warped desire


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Americaís Pandemic Data Gap

by Brendan Foht, Samuel Matlack, and Ari Schulman

The problem isn’t just testing — we still know far too little about what we already know.


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