Churchill essay on aliens timely reminder of modern dangers

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, circa 1940-`945. Photograph MH 26392, Imperial War Museums collection, by Cecil Beaton, UK government, public domain via Wikimedia By Elizabeth Tasker, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)  February 18, 2017 Buried within the archives of a museum in Missouri, an

Science and “the environment” should not be separated

By Manu Saunders, Ensia August, 2015 Does the natural world have any relevance to modern science? Of course it does; but sometimes it seems like that’s not the case. This is a myth perpetuated directly and indirectly through media, policy decisions, academic disciplines,

Tide turning against climate change deniers

TOM REGAN  November, 2014 In his book The Believing Brain author Michael Shermer, the founding publisher of Skeptic magazine, makes the following proposal: belief comes first, then the reasons for belief comes second. So to use an example, an individual might believe

Science and Abortion: an interview with Tracy Weitz

There is an interesting side issue, about science and American law, to this Dispatches, Science story about research on abortions, featuring an interview with Tracy Weitz, one of the most prominent abortion researchers in the United States. Comments Weitz: “there’s a whole