Other Earths

The Economist reports on the findings of NASA’s Kepler telescope’s search for habitable planets: “The 833 new planets thus identified bring the total found by Kepler to 3,538. . . . . Continue Reading »

Prophetic theory

Polanyi points out ( Personal Knowledge: Towards a Post-Critical Philosophy , 5) that the Copernican system had implications that Copernicus himself never knew, but adds that Copernicus and everyone . . . . Continue Reading »

Birdmen

Jeremy MyNott begins his TLS review of Birds & People with this wonderful overview of ornith-anthropology: “Birds are everywhere. They span the globe from the most inhospitable regions of . . . . Continue Reading »