A review of “The Knowledge Machine”

The Knowledge Machine: How Irrationality Created Modern Science by Michael Strevens Science’s irrational originsItai Yanai, Martin J. Lercher Science 2021…

A hypothesis is a liability

We were very excited that our piece ‘A hypothesis is a liability’ – on the hidden cost to having a hypothesis…

The two languages of science

Daniel Dennett is one of the most inspiring thinkers you will find. In this fascinating correspondence with Alex Rosenberg on…

Expert’s dilemma

For most of us, substantial knowledge about a second field can only be acquired at the cost of reduced expertise…

What is the question?

The single greatest misunderstanding about science by the public is that scientists solve problems; in reality scientists are primarily concerned…

François Jacob

In his autobiography – The Statue Within – François Jacob distinguished between ‘day science’ and ‘night science’.