Popular Science 137-Year Archive Online

MouseSomething pretty cool just popped up at http://www.popsci.com/archives.

We've partnered with Google to offer our entire 137-year archive for free browsing. Each issue appears just as it did at its original time of publication, complete with period advertisements. It's an amazing resource that beautifully encapsulates our ongoing fascination with the future, and science and technology's incredible potential to improve our lives. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

You've got some reading to do.


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Wonderful! At the very least, it's great art, Mike. Here's a site I've had bookmarked for a couple of years...


March 4, 2010 @ 4:15 PM

Weiss - Devin

Science is such a complex subject, and at times, a field with plenty of ego at stake. That is easy to understand. There have even been bouts of "outsiderness" within the scientific community (molecular biology vs. ecology, or mathematics vs. physics), and degrees of dogma rising above scientific acumen are too numerous (even once is too much as inside the "Clovis first" mandate). Skepticism has long served science well, but it surely may be time for a new paradigm -- a subtle, yet effective shift in mindset and thinking. Could "selfless restraint" fill that duty? It's got all the proper elements without the excess baggage that all too regularly goes with skepticism. One glance at the "skeptics" forums and websites, and it is possible to see the kind of illogics that once in a while find their way into scientific thinking.

April 4, 2010 @ 4:53 AM

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