The Transition

I graduated from a History of Science program in May of 2018 and have been serving as an intern in the human resources department of a relatively large and well-known industrial construction company. Talk about contrast. I have been forced through exposure and an increasingly intense desire to get out of my parents’ house to … More The Transition

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The Last Resort

Vladimir Jankovic, “The Last Resort: A British Perspective on the Medical South, 1815-1870,” Journal of Intercultural Studies 27, no. 3 (2006): 271-298. In this piece on British health travel to the Mediterranean, Jankovic aims to focus on the “…ways in which the medical reasoning and disease etiology impinged on the choice of resorts and regimens, … More The Last Resort

"There is still, I think, not enough recognition by teachers of the fact that the desire to think — which is fundamentally a moral problem — must be induced before the power is developed. Most people, whether men or women, wish above all else to be comfortable, and thought is a pre-eminently uncomfortable process…" — … More

The historians task… is wisely to reduce complexity where it can be reduced without undue violence, and to portray complexity only where it is essential. — Noah Effron, “Sciences and Religions: What It Means to Take Historical Perspectives Seriously,” in┬áScience and Religion

“Why do the miracles in the Bible not happen now? The answer is, if they were to happen all the time they would stop astonishing us. Let us look about us. See how day and night turn in their perpetual round, and how the sky and stars follow their changeless courses. See how the seasons … More