How journals became – evolution of the form

Someone asked on twitter the other day if there was a good history of the scientific journal. A memory of this book, compiled by Alan Gross and colleagues, stirred, but I really couldn’t remember where I’d written about it, or trace a version of the review. I have it now (thanks to the same inquirer) […]

Is science multicultural? Taking sides in the science wars.

The so-called “science wars” generated more heat than light in the ’90s. They did, though, encourage you to work hard to figure out what you actually thought about science. I do recall working quite hard (as I’m a poor philosopher) on this piece, which tries to adjudicate between two authors who’d normally be taken as […]