. . . aren’t we debating all kinds of really fascinating things these days? In that sense, and in many others, it’s a great time to be alive. As someone who grew up torn between an interest in science — throughout my childhood I was sure I would grow up to be an astronomer and when I started college I was still pretty sure that was my path — and a love of stories and poems, I am especially excited by all the ways the sciences and humanities are converging. Oh to be young again!