How Facebook Users Matter

How Facebook Users Matter

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I just reading finished the cover story of the May Atlantic Monthly , which asks the question "Is Facebook Making Us Lonely?" Fac...

"The 'Nothing' of Reality"

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A recent dust-up between physicist/author Lawrence Krauss and philosopher of science David Albert should be of interest to anyone who studie...

History of Science / STS in Singapore

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Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort by Moshe Safdie Architects in Singapore. I recently took a trip to Singapore, which is a great plac...

JAS-BIO 2012

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Hard to believe it has been a year since I reported on the Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Biology, (see here ).  This year's ...

STS and the Spectre of ELSI

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A spectre is haunting STS, the spectre of ELSI. Or perhaps not. Lukas's last post and Hank's comment (including the Winfried Flu...

The Marketplace of Ideas

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David Brooks wrote a column in today's NY Times about the deplorable state of higher education in the United States.  " Colleg...
23andMe: Genetic Testing or Bioprospecting?

23andMe: Genetic Testing or Bioprospecting?

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This week, the Harvard Program on Science, Technology, & Society  held the latest installment in its Science and Democracy Lecture Serie...

Environmental History & History of Science: The New Synthesis?

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Alpine lake with wildflowers in Switzerland, a natural environment manicured by grazing ungulates. Yesterday, I had the pleasure to ...

Lovecraft, Science, and Epistemic Subcultures

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For my first post, I want to build on discussions about literature and science that Hank, Joanna, and Dan had earlier, here and here . H. P...

Evidence of the Normalization of American Science

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I have only watched a few episodes of The Big Bang Theory on CBS (and don't plan to watch more), but I suppose that a show like this i...
On the Very Idea of Ontologies

On the Very Idea of Ontologies

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In giving up the dualism of scheme and world, we do not give up the world, but reestablish unmediated touch with the familiar objects whose ...

Feathered Dinosaurs

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An artist's rendering of Yutyrannus huali, a feathered dinosaur recently discovered in China. I wanted to alert everyone to an a...
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