We’re excited about the books we’ll be publishing this fall—and pleased to share this series of “Fall Books Preview” blog posts! Be sure to check out the online edition of… 963 more words
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Neanderthals are arguably the most well known hominin species (other than our own) that have ever existed. Thanks to their European inhabitance and widespread burial practices, paleoanthropologists have tons of Neanderthal individuals to study and make sense of. 881 more words
Interested in becoming a member of the History of Science, Technology, & Medicine Network of Ireland?
We do not have any formal forms to fill out or fees to pay to become a member but we would like individuals interested to email their brief biographies. 82 more words
Science, as an enterprise that acquires knowledge (true justified beliefs) in the form of testable predictions by systematic iterations of observation and math-based theory started around the 17th century, somewhere between Copernicus and Newton. 1,524 more words
In 1857, less than two years before the publication of On the Origin of Species, Richard Owen delivered a lecture about gorillas. As Europe’s preeminent zoologist / public intellectual—a Carl Sagan of the Victorian era—Owen’s opinion carried a lot of weight. 2,565 more words
Between you and me, I’m so not into the idea that karma will eventually get me and drag my poor soul back into a new body after I die. 2,585 more words