Religion and science

On the complicated and misunderstood interaction of religion and science throughout history.
C.S. Lewis and The Discarded Image, his last book.

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.
12 min read
Historian of science Ronald L. Numbers

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.
11 min read
A crashed pilot or astronaut walking through a forest. Humanity and nature, technology and earth interact.

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.
15 min read
Kanamit from Twilight Zone episode "To Serve Man"

To Serve Man: The Relationship of Humanity to Technology

An explanation for this site. We can neither embrace technology uncritically, nor renounce it totally.
18 min read