Articles in science & nature tagged with history

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Alex de Waal

We should be wary of simplistic uses of history, but we can learn from the logic of social responses.

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Michael D. Gordin

Many take the separation between science and politics for granted, but this view of science has its own political history: it was developed, in part, as an anti-communist tool of the Cold War.

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Geoff Mann

The Anthropocene challenges liberalism’s vision of permanent progress. So why has it become another technocratic tool of liberal bureaucracy?

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Jessie Kindig

“Megafires” are now a staple of life in the Pacific Northwest, but how we talk about them illustrates the tension at the heart of the western myth itself.

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Daniel Penny

The modes of perception and living that we attribute to Instagram are rooted in a much older aesthetic of the picturesque.

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Meghan O’Gieblyn

The recurring, and often conflicting, narratives of technology and progress.

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Sarah Hill

A tribute to one of the century’s great anthropologists and teachers.

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Sarah Hill

On vacationing in Vieques

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Graeme Gooday

Alexander Graham Bell and Telecom's Founding Myth

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Steven Shapin

Scientists have discarded the moral authority that previously accrued to their vocation.