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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Pseudoscience and Orthodoxy

Steven Shapin excellent review should prompt you to rush out and purchase Michael Gordin’s latest book, The Pseudoscience Wars

Posted by Darin Hayton on 10/31 at 03:27 PM

Corporate, Personal, and Neon Museums

Carpigiani’s gelato museum, Bill Koch’s old west town, and Las Vegas’s neon museum show how museums continue to assert authority and establish identity.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 10/31 at 07:19 AM

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hurricanes Were and Remain Political

Hurricane Sandy has quickly become a political. This is nothing new. In the 17th century hurricanes entered the European popular press as a political or religious tool.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 10/30 at 04:12 PM

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Interviewing John Wheeler

Recollections of an interview with physicist John Archibald Wheeler

Posted by Paul Halpern on 10/14 at 06:36 PM

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Making History the DayGlo Way

When does an invention get to be part of history?

Posted by Michal Meyer on 10/07 at 08:51 PM
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Friday, October 05, 2012

On Catalysts and Science Heroes

Roald Hoffmann is talking about catalysts, the chemical kind, but much of what he says could be applied to science heroes.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 10/05 at 08:47 AM

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Betting on Theories

What happens if Darren Brown’s method of betting on horses is applied to history of science?

Posted by Darin Hayton on 10/04 at 05:55 AM

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Against Whiggish History

Rebekah Higgitt denounces whiggish history of science.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 10/03 at 10:51 PM

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Fraud, Plagiarism, and Errors in Science

The recent article in PNAS finding considerable fraud and errors in scientific papers has attracted a lot of press and efforts to explain the findings.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 10/02 at 04:35 PM

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