The Weekly Smörgåsbord #2
Posted by Darin Hayton on 02/28 at 12:22 AM
This week’s selection of blog posts:
- “A WTF Scientific Paper from Edinburgh, 1884” — A fascinating report in the Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
- “The Story of 1960” and “The Story of 1985” — the latest two posts on the life and career of Linus Pauling.
- “So What Did Darwin Get Wrong” and “Fodor and Piattelli-Palmarini on natural selection” — a couple posts about the new book by Fodor and Piatelli-Palmarini, What Darwin Got Wrong.
- “Education about the philosophy of science is too little too late” — A short article in Times Higher Education about the importance of incorporating history of science into curricula much earlier.
- “How Do We Fix Science Journalism” — Interesting, in part because it reveals how little the debate has progressed in the last year or so.
- “Is Science a Belief? Is Religion a Science?” — uses fMRIs and other technologies to compare science and religion.
- “GG Superstar!” — ThonyC, aka Mr. Renaissance Mathematicus, has written another nice post on Galileo.
- “Schaffer on Bodies, Evidence, and Objectivity” and “The Natural Philosophy Problem” — Reflects on historiography, especially related to “the problem of natural philosophy.”