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Stephen Schneider Remembered

Stephen Schneider, a friend of Seed’s and a giant of climate science, passed away yesterday. He was 65. Stephen participated in a Seed Salon a few years ago with Laurie David. I just re-read it and found this quote: “My students are always asking, ‘Aren’t you frustrated to death? Nothing you do makes any immediate…

State of the Scientist

Steve Shapin, Professor of the History of Science at Harvard, and author of the excellent book, A Scientific Life, wrote an essay for Seed in 2008 on the state of the scientist that has new relevance. In one sense, the enfolding of science in structures that produce wealth and project power is just a sign…