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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.
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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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Great Minds Don't Think Alike
Book Excerpt from Great Minds Don't Think Alike
Marcelo Gleiser | Dec 1, 2021
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
To solve modern problems, we must integrate the sciences and the humanities and think across these traditionally disparate disciplines.
an illustration of multiple animals, including a parrot, flamingo, zebra, and leopard
Book Excerpt From How to Be Animal
Melanie Challenger | Apr 1, 2021
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
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
Author James Zimring challenges the notion of "known" scientific entities.
Opinion: The Uncomfortable Limits of Human Knowledge
James C. Zimring | Dec 1, 2019
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
He was the cofounder of the Hastings Center and wrote nearly 50 books on topics including abortion, aging, and medical progress.
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.
Contributors
Catherine Offord | Jun 1, 2016
Meet some of the people featured in the June 2016 issue of The Scientist.
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 Wondrous Truths
J.D. Trout | May 31, 2016
In Chapter 2 author J.D. Trout highlights the dividing line between truth and scientific “fact.”