Huub Dijstelbloem (Amsterdam): Science in a Not So Well-Ordered Society: A Pragmatic Critique of Procedural Political Theories of Science and Democracy. Caroline S. Wagner (Ohio State) and Dae Joong Kim (Dongguk): The Price of Big Science: Saturation or Abundance in Scientific Publishing? Carlo Caduff (King’s): Pandemic Prophecy, Or, How to Have Faith in Reason. Michele Marsonet (Genoa): Pragmatism and Science. Paul Hoyningen-Huene (Hanover): Scientific Progress from Popper to Today. Einstein the failure — how history’s greatest physicist flirted with disaster: An excerpt from The Perfect Theory: A Century of Geniuses and the Battle Over General Relativity by Pedro G. Ferreira. The case for blunders: Freeman Dyson reviews Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein — Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists that Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe by Mario Livio. Peter Godfrey-Smith is the go-to guy in the philosophy of biology. Philip Ball on why physicists make up stories in the dark: In unseen worlds, science invariably crosses paths with fantasy. Damien Walter on rebuilding the world: Science shows us how the world is built — can science fiction help us build a better world? It's science, Jim, but not as we knew it. Which scientific stories are most shared on social media networks such as Twitter and Facebook, and do articles attracting social media attention also get the attention of scholars and the mass media? Cosmos, Christians, and the battle for American science: The real reason conservatives are freaking out about Neil deGrasse Tyson — he's laying bare their worst hypocrisies. “I’m not a scientist” allows Republicans to avoid conceding the legitimacy of climate science while also avoiding the political downside of openly branding themselves as haters of science. What can we do about junk science? Sarah Fecht investigates.

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