History Of Science
One thousand years ago, when the United States of America did not exist and Oxford and Cambridge were backwaters of ignorance, the light of human reason shone brightly in places like Tunis, Cairo, and Baghdad. During the Abbasid caliphate for much of the 8th through middle 11th centuries, and also sporadically thereafter, tolerance of certain non-Muslim groups was enshrined in law.
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The second shuttle disaster changed the landscape for America's space agency.
The times, they have a-changed.
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The notorious study was referenced in a recent episode of "Black-ish."
Forget about the static little ladder you heard about in biology class. DNA wiggles like crazy and keeps changing its shape.
What distinguishes an outrageous idea from a reasonable one? And how are these different from a true or a false idea? I suspect that many people confuse reasonable/outrageous with true/false, which can make it difficult to understand sometimes counterintuitive scientific findings.
Sad fact: bad communication kills great ideas. So, in theory, you can have the greatest idea in the world. But if you can't communicate in a clear, concise, and compelling manner? You can forget about it.
Writers dream of a better place and what they can do to right the wrongs that artists feel so deeply. These readings could have taken place in a San Francisco cellar with Lenny Bruce and George Carlin waiting in the wings.