August 8, 2012

Secret Credos of the Godless

By Amit Majmudar

Notice how scientists are always talking about laws. Laws with a capital L, no less. Einstein’s Laws, Poiseuille’s Law, Hooke’s Law, Fourier’s Law, etc., etc. This endless law-giving reveals something […]

June 20, 2012

Short Takes: Theory of Sublimity

By Andrew David King

“Soda,” or “pop”? Here’s a more nuanced answer (maybe) to accents, intonations, inflections,  and everything else that makes speech interesting. Ben Lerner, setting it straight in The New Yorker: “…I’m […]