Humanism was an influence at the very heart of the Renaissance, and sought to restore education that was based on ancient Greek and Latin writings in an effort to renew the best aspects of the civilizations of Greece and Rome. These classical writings were meant to serve as a moral compass for how to best … More A Brief History of Humanism
Why does physics seem to use so much mathematical theorem, while biology does not? Why did chemistry invent a mathematical language all its own? … More Science’s Love/Hate Relationship with Math
I thought that I knew what racism was, and I also thought that I was a fair and unprejudiced person.
I was wrong. … More What White People Don’t Know (about Racism)
Wyeth’s detractors claim that the painter staged a “discovery”of hundreds of illicit, decades old paintings of his own making, featuring his muse and lover, Helga Testorf. … More The Artist’s Widow – An Interview
Thoughts on My Body: Sexuality, Feminism and Self-Concept in Generation X … More The Last White Girl in El Paso
Several health officials spoke against Typhoid Mary’s involuntary quarantine at Riverside Hospital on North Brother Island. … More Infectious Disease: Public Safety v. Personal Freedom
In Christine de Pizan’s Book of the City of Ladies, written circa 1405, the author places herself in the lead role of an allegorical tale of a philosophical journey in pursuit of truth. … More The Birth of Modern Feminism: 15th Century Europe