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Friday, January 25, 2013

Roman Science?

Daryn Lehoux’s new book, What Did the Romans Know? was recently reviewed in Science.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 01/25 at 04:44 PM

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A History of Genetic Degeneration Theories

Nathaniel Comfort offers a history and critique of Gerald Crabtree’s intellectual degeneration claims.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 11/21 at 02:24 PM

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Dawn of the Living Genetic-Materialist Determinism

There seems to be something retrograde about Dr. Crabtree’s assertions about our collective intellectual decline.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 11/20 at 12:47 PM

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

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Whither the Book Review

Should the scholarly book review go away? Some people, both scholars and editors, seem to think so.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 04/10 at 09:58 PM

Sunday, November 20, 2011

On Medieval Sundials and Scholarly Publishing

A review of Catherine Eagleton’s Monks, Manuscripts and Sundials. The Navicula in Medieval England is followed by some reflections on the price of scholarly monographs and editorial oversight.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 11/20 at 12:51 PM
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Tuesday, July 06, 2010

HoS Micropost: Infectious Disease and IQ

The latest attempt to essentialize and reify IQ, to apply it to disparate populations, and draw strong conclusions.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 07/06 at 11:15 PM

HoS Micropost: King Tut, again

Yet another effort to identify King Tut’s cause of death. This time sickle cell disease is the culprit.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 07/06 at 10:38 PM

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Pluto is not Planet X

Published before the recent brouhaha over Pluto’s planetary status, Hoyt’s book on Pluto concentrates on whether or not Lowell deserves credit for predicting Pluto’s discovery.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 06/27 at 01:54 PM

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Cold War Science Is Everywhere

The most recent Isis includes a nice selection of articles on Cold War Science. It seems the Cold War is as present today as it was twenty years ago.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 06/16 at 07:25 AM

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