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Tag: Scientific Knowledge

TED: The beauty of what we’ll never know | Pico Iyer

Almost 30 years ago, Pico Iyer took a trip to Japan, fell in love with the country and moved there. A keen observer of the human spirit, Iyer professes that he now feels he knows far less about Japan — or, indeed, about anything — than he thought he knew three decades ago. In this …

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The History of Science: Snakes, Lizards, and Manuscripts

Published on Jan 14, 2014 Drawing on techniques from both laboratory and archival research, history professor Pamela Smith crosses the science/humanities divide and explores the surprising relationships between manuscripts and experiments; between today’s lab and yesterday’s workshop; and between early modern conceptions of nature and our own understanding of science, art, and scholarship. Columbia University …

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