Saturday, April 28, 2007

The Hydrogen Hoax

THE HYDROGEN HOAX
by Robert Zubrin

Alas, what does he advocate instead? Ethanol and methanol.

Also from the current issue of The New Atlantis:

THE LANGUAGE OF NATURE
by Steve Talbott
Modern science strives to explain the world by draining it of qualities and context, and so risks denying human experience and consciousness, and offering us only grammar and no meaning. But we cannot have a purely grammatical understanding of anything; we cannot have explanation without a content that somehow speaks. Steve Talbott argues that the only adequate science is inescapably a science of the Word.


PSYCHIATRY’S HEALER
by Philip J. Overby
Paul McHugh helped psychiatry shrug off Freudian psychoanalysis, and worked to integrate the findings of neuroscience with psychiatry—carving out a discipline that attempts to account for both mind and brain. Philip J. Overby considers the great psychiatrist’s career, his beliefs, and his humanism.

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