Tuesdays/Thursdays 1:10 – 2:25
BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Historical Studies (HIS).
How has modern science acquired its power to explain and control the world? What are the limits of that power? Topics: the origins of scientific institutions and values; the rise of evolutionary thought and Darwin’s impact; the significance of Einstein’s physics; ecology and environmental politics; the dilemmas of scientific warfare.