Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Is there Life or Water on Mars?

Recent articles about the presence or absence of water on Mars seem remarkably familiar. More than a century ago Percival Lowell made life on Mars a popular and a scientific question. Bookies no longer take bets on finding life on Mars while astronomers continue to argue about the evidence and what it implies.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 09/27 at 10:42 PM

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Art, Science, and Historical Method

Rebecca Kamen gave a presentation on her sculpture and art, tracing her inspiration to old scientific illustrations. Her description of these illustrations and the uses to which she put them raise questions about how we use the past and for what ends.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 09/24 at 12:42 PM

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