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Gender and Science

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On November 10, 2019
The idea that there is such a thing as pure science is a myth. Science is as socially constructed as everything else. Anyone who knows the first thing of about the history of science knows this to be true. So it’s hardly surprising that if you do what so many scientists don’t really want to […]
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This is the grave of Louis Agassiz. Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz was born in 1807 in Switzerland. He became a scientist, attending some of the finest universities in Europe. He moved to Paris and became an acolyte of Alexander Von Humboldt, giving him access to the finest training and connections in the scientific world. He […]
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Gene Drive Technology

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On June 9, 2016
An interesting set of ethical questions here: A revolutionary technology known as “gene drive,” which for the first time gives humans the power to alter or perhaps eliminate entire populations of organisms in the wild, has stirred both excitement and fear since scientists proposed a means to construct it two years ago. Scientists dream of […]

Dumb upon Dumb

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On December 30, 2013

Since science is the province of hippies and queers, Republicans have decided evolution is a hoax against Jesus or something. Over the last four years, the percentage of Democrats who said they believ

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