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The Idea Incarnate

Winter 2018Kirsten A. Hall on when our thoughts run away from us

The Political Path to GPS

Winter 2018Anthony Paletta describes how war and peace forged the universal map

Disenchantment, Actually

Winter 2018Doug Sikkema on how myths, true or false, shape the conditions of our experience

Shakespeare’s Worlds of Science

Winter 2018

Natalie Elliot on cosmic and atomic upheaval in Hamlet, King Lear, and Romeo and Juliet

Till Tomorrow

Summer/Fall 2017Adam Roberts on why farmers are the original time travelers

Making Technological Miracles

Spring 2017Mark P. Mills defends the value of curiosity-driven science and proposes a new way to think about R&D

The Limits of Information

March 16, 2017Daniel N. Robinson on the gaps between scientific explanation and human experience

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

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

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