Category: Science

Does Science Deserve Its Pedestal?

In light of the many benefits derived through the centuries from the scientific enterprise and the promise of even greater ones to come, it is no wonder that science has been granted such a privileged place in culture and society. But does science deserve the privileged status that it holds in modern society? What makes science unique as a discipline?…

Blaise’s Best Bet, Part 2: Pioneering Physicist

Despite dying in 1662 at age 39, French philosopher Blaise Pascal left a mark on mathematics and science still present to this day. Part 2 of this series on Pascal’s intellectual legacy focuses not only on his practical contributions to math and science, but also on his influence on the philosophy of science. (See part 1 for an introduction to…