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Volume 91 | Number 6 | November-December 2003

Through a Glass, Darkly

Michael Ruse

Richard Dawkins is the atheists' answer to Billy Graham, says Michael Ruse; A Devil's Chaplain is a "crusade of nonbelief."

What Profiteth a School . . .

Daniel Kevles

Daniel Kevles reviews Universities in the Marketplace, noting that entrepreneurship in academia is more certain to damage integrity than to turn a profit

Synchrony and Simultaneity

Hasok Chang

In Einstein's Clocks, Poincaré's Maps, Peter Galison deftly weaves physics, technology, philosophy and politics into a multilayered account of the development of space-time physics in connection with the invention of the mechanisms of clock synchronization and time-zone division.

Metaphorical Thinking

Robert Root-Bernstein

In Making Truth: Metaphor in Science, Theodore L. Brown preaches the embodied realism of George P. Lakoff

Emerson as a Scientific Thinker

Lawrence Buell

Ralph Waldo Emerson was more keenly interested in science than is commonly realized; anyone wishing to know more should start with Laura Dassow Walls's new book, Emerson's Life in Science

The Man Who Found Time, Galileo's Finger and more . . .

Robert Root-Bernstein

A Visit to the Particle Zoo

John Huth

In Facts and Mysteries in Elementary Particle Physics, Martinus Veltman offers an overview of what particle physicists know and what they puzzle over


Karyl Swartz

The Face in the Mirror, by Julian Keenan with Gordon G. Gallup, Jr., addresses the origins of self-awareness

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