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Neil Shister

Has any other industrial product so dominated its time?

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Rosemary Quigley

Battling cystic fibrosis.

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H. Allen Orr

A review of Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge by E. O. Wilson.

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Jay Mandle

Markets need to be reshaped to protect the environment, and such reshaping will require political struggle.

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Steven Pinker Robert C. Berwick Jeremy C. Ahouse

An exchange on Stephen Pinker's How the Mind Works.

Peter Godfrey-Smith

Science’s victory over bacteria, viruses, and other microbes is far from assured—and we may be part of the problem.

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Maureen Paul

Before Roe, abortion providers operated on the margins of medicine. They still do.

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Ned Block

Critics of The Bell Curve have attacked every point in the book—except the most important one.

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Sven Birkerts

Into the electronic millenium.

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