If Nicollo Paganini, the titular musician of Sam Kean‘s “The Violinist’s Thumb,” had lived in the 1960s rather than the 1800s, the book may well have been named “Sex, Drugs, and Rock n’ Roll.” According to period reports, the 19th century virtuoso was a dervish of womanizing, opium abuse, and brilliant concerts, haunted by recurring health problems that ended his career well before old age. 475 more words
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‘Much scientific argument and hypothesis-making proceeds through the use of analogy and metaphor’. Steven Rose.
To help us understand a scientific process we often liken it to something we’re already familiar with.381 more words
To contemplate the nature of humanity, there must exist endeavors from both the sciences and humanities. Each branch of knowledge brings to the table its own unique perspectives, assumptions, and models of learning. 641 more words
‘Although poets may aspire to understanding, their talents are more akin to entertaining self-deception. They may be able to emphasise delights in the world, but they are deluded if they and their admirers believe that their identification of their delights and their use of poignant language are enough for comprehension…While poetry titillates, science liberates.’ 591 more words
AS Science in Society (AQA)
Why study AS Science in Society?
Science in Society is a distinctive post-16 course. Its main intention is to develop the knowledge and skills that you need in order to grapple with issues related to the science and technology that you meet now and will meet in your adult and working life. 560 more words