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Its authority derives not from unbiased experts but from the institutions and norms that structure their work.
Gregory E. Kaebnick
By E. O. Wilson.
H. Allen Orr
Markets need to be reshaped to protect the environment, and such reshaping will require political struggle.
An exchange on Stephen Pinker's How the Mind Works.
Steven Pinker, Robert C. Berwick, Jeremy C. Ahouse
Science’s victory over bacteria, viruses, and other microbes is far from assured—and we may be part of the problem.
Critics of The Bell Curve have attacked every point in the book—except the most important one.
Into the electronic millenium.
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