February 7, 2015

#poetinspaceproject

By Amit Majmudar

    We’ve sent animals and plants into outer space and observed them. We’ve sent scientists of various disciplines to run experiments—that is, to do their work in that environment and […]

December 17, 2013

In Praise of Agnosis

By Amit Majmudar

Entertain, for a moment, the possibility that reason evolved to facilitate the use of tools. If you take this point as a given—and I cannot “prove” to you that this […]

October 11, 2013

Skyscrapers of Light

By Brian Michael Murphy

In 1938, Westinghouse buried a time capsule in a section of Queens described as a “valley of ashes” in The Great Gatsby. The time capsule was supposed to contain a […]

August 25, 2013

The Nature of Authority

By Amit Majmudar

A book describing the afterlife has been on the bestseller lists for some time, a first-person account by a neurosurgeon. It’s one of those books I’ve read reviews of, but […]

December 28, 2012

The Importance of Telling a Good Story

By Amit Majmudar

You would think that with scientific knowledge expanding ever so exponentially, and literalist interpretations of traditional scriptures undermined east and west by it, you would see a great popular surge […]

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 […]