Something happens when you see the links…
Nuclear receptors show evolution is the greatest tinkerer by GrrlScientist.
Four types of scientists by Virginia Hughes, half in jest.
At the Smallest Scale, Water Is a Sloppy Liquid. It used to be a philosophical staple that you couldn’t predict the properties of water from a knowledge of the properties of hydrogen and oxygen. Now look.
The Age of Discovery: If you can’t be a scientist, don’t cry about being a philosopher.
A Rose is a Rose, Except When it’s Called Something Else – Scientists love to name species – often more than once.
Which country has the best brains? Surely not the one that cannot work out per capita rates of Nobel Prizes.
Heritability and fitness; an excellent account of the concepts by Razib Khan.
Up To A Point, Prime Minister: Henry Gee argues in favour of science funding, even for conservatives.
Are autistic people natural born criminals? The answer is surprising.
History and Philosophy of Science
Is There a Conflict of Interest between STS and History of Science? Wil Thomas discusses…
and Yes, histories of science are worth reading! says Rebekah Higgit.
Experiment and Hypothesis, Theory and Observation: Wolff vs Newton by Alberto Vanzo.
Byzantine Astrology during the Reign of Manuel I Komnenos by Darin at PACHSmörgåsbord.
How I got to know Joseph Moxon: On Asking the right Questions and The London Society of Astrologers by Thony Christie (also The Velvet Underground of Renaissance Mathematics, following the meme I passed on).
Galileo by David Wootton: review by Manjit Kumar.
The study of society part five by Robert Paul Wolff.
God knows by Jeremy Bentham, who, despite not having a head, is still blogging.
The Nash Bargaining Solution by John D. A nice piece of explanation. He also has a series on The End of Skeptical Theism, which has just had another piece added. And this: Axiomatic Bargaining, Moral Constructivism and Infant Mortality.
Modern Cosmology and Theology by Kenny Pearce.
In a Mirror, Darkly – another outline – Konrad Talmont-Kaminski’s book-in-progress