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Sympathy for the Devil

Tim Hunt is a 72-year old British Nobel laureate who was forced to resign from his position at the University College of London this week because of things he said at a press conference. Those sentences have been reproduced widely … Continue reading

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Lineage-Enders

Teddy Wayne recently wrote a piece for the Sunday New York Times called “The Childless Life” (the digital version is titled “No Kids for Me, Thanks”) which at face value was a discussion of the individual choice to go vocally, self-righteously extinct. In … Continue reading

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Science is Not Your Enemy

A labored defense of the practice of science – which we will define as scientism – was recently published under the title Science is Not Your Enemy by Stephen Pinker in New Republic magazine. A much more lighthearted approach by Tim Minchin … Continue reading

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The Big Chill

Late in the summer of 2012, healthy non-identical twin girls were born to a 25 year-old California woman and her same-sex partner. The biological father, aged 92 at the time of the birth, was a semen donor. His gametes had … Continue reading

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