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Opinion: Teach Philosophy of Science in High School
The pandemic has revealed the importance of preparing students to critically evaluate the conceptual foundations and real-world impact of science.
Opinion: Teach Philosophy of Science in High School
Opinion: Teach Philosophy of Science in High School

The pandemic has revealed the importance of preparing students to critically evaluate the conceptual foundations and real-world impact of science.

The pandemic has revealed the importance of preparing students to critically evaluate the conceptual foundations and real-world impact of science.

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Building Cancer Models with Creative Collaborators
Deanna MacNeil, PhD | Dec 2, 2022 | 1 min read
Jennifer Munson shares how teamwork and collaboration have fostered her research at the intersection of creativity and clinical discovery.
Science Philosophy in a Flash - Paul George 
Science Philosophy in a Flash - Wired to Regenerate
Iris Kulbatski, PhD | Oct 31, 2022 | 1 min read
Paul George shares how a dual career as a physician and scientist enriches his research.
A Rising Star Launches Brain Power into Outer Space
Science Philosophy in a Flash - A Rising Star Launches Brain Power into Outer Space
Iris Kulbatski, PhD | Jul 27, 2022 | 1 min read
Alysson Muotri shares how tapping into his inner creative spark fuels his pursuit of science.
A Scientific Figure of Speech
Science Philosophy in a Flash - A Scientific Figure of Speech
Iris Kulbatski, PhD | Jul 11, 2022 | 1 min read
Beate Peter shares how her “scientific bilingualism” is the driving force behind her philosophy of science.
Great Minds Don't Think Alike
Book Excerpt from Great Minds Don't Think Alike
Marcelo Gleiser | Dec 1, 2021 | 4 min read
In the introduction, editor Marcelo Gleiser establishes the need for dialogue across the science-humanities divide in academia.
Great Minds Don't Think Alike
Opinion: Bridging the Intellectual Divide
Marcelo Gleiser | Dec 1, 2021 | 3 min read
To solve modern problems, we must integrate the sciences and the humanities and think across these traditionally disparate disciplines.
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Book Excerpt From How to Be Animal
Melanie Challenger | Apr 1, 2021 | 3 min read
In Chapter 1, “The Indelible Stamp,” author Melanie Challenger addresses the idea of human exceptionalism.
Opinion: Facing Assumptions About the Duality of Human and Animal
Melanie Challenger | Apr 1, 2021 | 3 min read
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 What Science Is and How It Really Works
James C. Zimring | Dec 1, 2019 | 5 min read
Author James Zimring challenges the notion of "known" scientific entities.
Opinion: The Uncomfortable Limits of Human Knowledge
James C. Zimring | Dec 1, 2019 | 3 min read
Does science describe experience or truth?
Daniel Callahan Hastings center obituary died dies passed away bioethics philosopher
Pioneer in Bioethics Daniel Callahan Dies
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 22, 2019 | 2 min read
He was the cofounder of the Hastings Center and wrote nearly 50 books on topics including abortion, aging, and medical progress.
Hot Off the Presses
Bob Grant | Jun 1, 2016 | 3 min read
Beyond Biocentrism, The Sting of the Wild, The Birth of Anthropocene, and Ordinarily Well
Start Making Sense
J.D. Trout | Jun 1, 2016 | 3 min read
Scientific progress is only achieved when humans' innate sense of understanding is validated by objective reality.
Contributors
Catherine Offord | Jun 1, 2016 | 3 min read
Meet some of the people featured in the June 2016 issue of The Scientist.
Book Excerpt from Wondrous Truths
J.D. Trout | May 31, 2016 | 4 min read
In Chapter 2 author J.D. Trout highlights the dividing line between truth and scientific “fact.”
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