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I just finished reading The Lagoon: How Aristotle Invented Science, by Armand Leroi, and highly recommend it. It’s a thoroughly researched and beautifully written account that restores Aristotle’s status as the father of modern natural science. Here are a couple of reviews.
A survey supposedly said that 80% of Americans want to label food with DNA, prompting a wave of smug hand-wringing. Ben Lillie wrote the only intelligent, thoughtful take on the results, what they mean, and some of the problems with the science-communication ...