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The Versorium Needle

A draft extract from my book using narrative to teach the big ideas of physics:

These are the utterly false and disgraceful tales of the writers. 325 more words

Literacy

Vitalism N-Grams

Charting the terms Darwinism, vitalism and creationism in the Ngram Viewer shows that vitalism never played an important role in the English literature. Creationism is a relatively new fashon. 212 more words

Philosophy

Encountering Vitalism

My grandmother gave me a small cut out newspaper ad, announcing that the well-known biologist Adolf Portmann would be giving a public lecture. I remembered having seen a book before, about apes and babies, something about ethology. 1,262 more words

Philosophy

Vesalius and the beheaded man

On the 12th of May, 1543, Jakob Karrer von Getweiler was executed in Basel, Switzerland.  Reports say he was beheaded, although hanging was a more usual mode of execution.  854 more words

History

Franklin and Marshall College Assistant Professorship in Environmental Studies

Deadline: October 1

Length: Tenure-track

Comments: “We are particularly interested in applicants from environmentally relevant social science fields, including geography, anthropology, sociology, history, political science, or other closely related disciplines. 75 more words

Tenure-track

Franklin and Marshall College Assistant Professorship in Environmental Studies

Deadline: October 1

Length: Tenure-track

Comments: “We are particularly interested in applicants from environmentally relevant social science fields, including geography, anthropology, sociology, history, political science, or other closely related disciplines. 75 more words

Tenure-track

What if Wilkins and Franklin had been able to work together?

by Matthew Cobb

Today I was interviewed by the French radio station, France-Culture (colloquially known as France-Cul), for a programme about Rosalind Franklin, the King’s College, London, researcher whose data were used by Watson and Crick as the basis of their double helix model of the structure of DNA. 1,579 more words

Genetics