Science & Religion in America

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Last weekend, I co-organized Princeton's American Studies Graduate Conference. Our topic was "Science and Religion in America,"...

Cinematic Cultural Cartography: Scientists in Hollywood

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Kubrick and Clarke working on 2001 This weekend, I had the pleasure of watching Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey in...
Cases: History, Philosophy, Science

Cases: History, Philosophy, Science

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I've touched on the relationship between history, philosophy, and science too many times to hyperlink (key posts: here , here , and (hes...

Economic vs. Scientific Value: The Case of National Parks

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Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona. There is an interesting piece in today's New York Times about the expansion of Petrifi...
Statistical Infrastructure

Statistical Infrastructure

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It has little to do with America directly, but I am fascinated by the New York Times ' coverage of India's new nation-wise statisti...
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