Book Excerpt From <em>How to Be Animal</em>
Book Excerpt From How to Be Animal
In Chapter 1, “The Indelible Stamp,” author Melanie Challenger addresses the idea of human exceptionalism.
Book Excerpt From How to Be Animal
Book Excerpt From How to Be Animal

In Chapter 1, “The Indelible Stamp,” author Melanie Challenger addresses the idea of human exceptionalism.

In Chapter 1, “The Indelible Stamp,” author Melanie Challenger addresses the idea of human exceptionalism.

philosophy
Opinion: Facing Assumptions About the Duality of Human and Animal
Opinion: Facing Assumptions About the Duality of Human and Animal
Melanie Challenger | Apr 1, 2021
Since Darwin published his landmark work on natural selection, we’ve understood that we’re animals. But that doesn’t mean we really believe it.
Book Excerpt from <em>What Science Is and How It Really Works</em>
Book Excerpt from What Science Is and How It Really Works
James C. Zimring | Dec 1, 2019
Author James Zimring challenges the notion of "known" scientific entities.
Opinion: The Uncomfortable Limits of Human Knowledge
Opinion: The Uncomfortable Limits of Human Knowledge
James C. Zimring | Dec 1, 2019
Does science describe experience or truth?
Pioneer in Bioethics Daniel Callahan Dies
Pioneer in Bioethics Daniel Callahan Dies
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 22, 2019
He was the cofounder of the Hastings Center and wrote nearly 50 books on topics including abortion, aging, and medical progress.
Start Making Sense
Start Making Sense
J.D. Trout | Jun 1, 2016
Scientific progress is only achieved when humans' innate sense of understanding is validated by objective reality.
Hot Off the Presses
Hot Off the Presses
Bob Grant | Jun 1, 2016
Beyond Biocentrism, The Sting of the Wild, The Birth of Anthropocene, and Ordinarily Well
Book Excerpt from <em>Wondrous Truths</em>
Book Excerpt from Wondrous Truths
J.D. Trout | May 31, 2016
In Chapter 2 author J.D. Trout highlights the dividing line between truth and scientific “fact.”
Science Historian Dies
Science Historian Dies
Karen Zusi | Dec 9, 2015
Lisa Jardine, former chair of the U.K.’s Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority, has passed away at age 71.
Aristotelian Biology
Aristotelian Biology
Armand Marie Leroi | Sep 1, 2014
The ancient Greek philosopher was the first scientist.
Book Excerpt from <em>The Lagoon</em>
Book Excerpt from The Lagoon
Armand Marie Leroi | Aug 31, 2014
Author Armand Marie Leroi reminisces about the shells that sparked his love of science.
Drawn to Controversy
Drawn to Controversy
Megan Scudellari | Jan 1, 2014
By digging through dusty storerooms and reading dead people’s mail, science historian and philosopher Michael Dietrich keeps biologists attuned to the past and mindful of the present.
Chance and Necessity
Chance and Necessity
Sean B. Carroll | Nov 1, 2013
War and justice brought together two of the greatest minds of the 20th century, a scientist and a writer.
Book Excerpt from <em>Brave Genius</em>
Book Excerpt from Brave Genius
Sean B. Carroll | Oct 31, 2013
In Chapter 20, “On the Same Path,” author Sean Carroll describes the initial meeting between Nobel Laureates Jacques Monod and Albert Camus.
Contributors
Contributors
Beth Marie Mole | Feb 1, 2013
Meet some of the people featured in the February 2013 issue of The Scientist.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Annie Gottlieb | Nov 1, 2012
Spillover, Answers for Aristotle, Who’s in Charge? and Science Set Free