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No, But Seriously

I am interested in the way scientific language changes with the passing of time. A sincere science* text, which is by nature written towards objectivity, has no more purpose when its objective ideals are proven to be incorrect. In its way, it becomes a kind of language poetry. Its uselessness becomes like the “uselessness” of…

Live Polar Zones

Upon my father’s recommendation, I have recently picked up C.P. Snow’s essay “The Two Cultures,” a mild-mannered examination of the growing chasm between scientific and literary intellectual communities. Despite the fact that Snow’s evident bias towards the sciences betrays his claims of existing in the two spheres himself, and despite the unenlightened connections he makes…

The Scientific Community

In one of the most important scenes of the original Godzilla movie, the old Professor character, a moral force throughout the film, becomes clearly upset about Godzilla’s egg being sold to a corporation. Misunderstanding the older man’s sadness, a cadet reporter asks the token girl character what the problem is. With all the forlorn sympathy…