Reading C.S. Lewis's Academic Books #1: The Discarded Image
A review of C.S. Lewis's The Discarded Image, his last book and a tour de force on medieval literature, psychology, and philosophy of science.
Remembering Ronald Numbers (1942-2023), Historian of Science
The late historian Ronald Numbers was a great exemple of intellectual seriousness and deep compassion. We can all learn from him.
Has Science Fiction Ever Been Modern?
How modern is sci-fi, anway? Its Golden Age featured narratives of ascent and decline, the binary of Foundation or A Canticle for Leibowitz. But modernity is more complicated than either progress or regress.
To Serve Man: The Relationship of Humanity to Technology
An explanation for this site. We can neither embrace technology uncritically, nor renounce it totally.