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“If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts”

    I’m new to and relatively uninformed in the area of science policy, but as a science enthusiast in a landscape where the very idea of science is under attack, I don’t have much choice but to get involved now, so here I am. On January 26, I listened to a webinar held by […]

Did I Mention the Shaggy Hair?

Anyone else ever notice that in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s story “The Birth-Mark” (1843), Aylmer’s lab assistant Aminadab is a proto-Igor? “Aminadab! Aminadab!”  shouted Aylmer, stamping violently on the floor. Forthwith there issued from an inner apartment a man of low stature, but bulky frame, with shaggy hair hanging about his visage, which was grimed with the vapors […]