The history of science has been centred for too long on the West, say Simon Schaffer and Sujit Sivasundaram. It’s time to think global.
To reduce the scientific enterprise to a battle for priority is to replace an intricate portrait with a gross caricature.
By The Conversation not exerting its editorial rights from the start and then hastily taking down a piece, an important conversation was prevented from happening.
The conviction that we have always known everything that is worth knowing has prevented us from developing an ethos of honest inquiry.
With his new book, the author takes a step back from the urgency and desperate clamour attendant to a chronicle of cancer and into the more sterilised, yet even more transformative, world of genes.
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