Tag: science

Paradigms of Math and Non-quantifiable Values

The dominant lens through which our world views mathematics is undeniable. Yet as we careen down this path, we feel a dearth of important and weighty things in our life–community, relationship, connectedness, and alignment on how to approach the greatest tragedies of our day. Perhaps it is time to take a hard look at what we measure and calculate, what we optimize, what we expect from our math, and even in what regard we hold numbers.

Ishiguro’s New Novel Contemplates the Relationship between Humans, Machines, and the...

Sterling, KS. In Kazuo Ishiguro’s eighth novel, Klara and the Sun (2021), the humans believe in science. The titular character, however, believes in the Sun....

“Following the Science” in a Polarized Age

We should “follow the science.” But we need to have the intellectual humility—and moral fortitude—to acknowledge the provisional, incremental nature of scientific understanding.

Rethinking the Local vs. Global Divide

In Down to Earth: Politics in the New Climatic Regime, Bruno Latour provides a challenging but potentially hopeful take on why climate denial continues to...

A Tale of Two Symbolic Systems

I am angry with my friend; he has betrayed a secret of mine perhaps, or maybe instead he has formed an intimacy with persons...

What is it Like to be a Man?

And nowhere, not in so much as a page of this literature, does one discover even the beginnings of an answer to the question, “what is it like to be a man?”

The Jurisdiction of Science

They have no objections to non-scientists writing on evolutionary topics, so long as they do so in the proper spirit of submissiveness and adulation.

The Lost Children

In 1973, the Supreme Court handed down the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton abortion decisions. Together, they represented a serious defeat for the unalienable right to life, the constitutional system of federalism, and the principle of democracy.

Is Economics a Science?

One salient fact about this recession is that 90% of the working economists missed the warning signs, and those who predicted a disaster were...

Pan-American Political Science Association?

Russell Arben Fox has treated us to his reflections of the recently concluded APSA annual meeting here. It would be surprising if there...