Faddish science

Randy Schekman won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine this year, but, according to the Economist , he used the moment in the spotlight “to announce that the laboratory he runs at the . . . . Continue Reading »

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 »