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ArteFacts

Where do facts come from? How can we decide whether something is true, or right, or good? Jörg Friedrich writes about the intersection of science, philosophy, and public policy.

Occupation from the Internet

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In a society where the pitching of a tent in urban parks is sufficiently radical to qualify as occupation, meaningful and fundamental change has become impossible.

14.08.2012

Dictatorship of the Energy Experts

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A transition from coal and nuclear energy to renewables demands radical reforms of our energy systems. Ecological concerns might manifest themselves in undemocratic politics.

07.08.2012

Simulating the Higgs

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What is real, and what is merely simulated? A hard question, especially at the edge of science.

30.07.2012

Really Wrong

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Something that is right must not always be good. The debate about the rights of unborn babies and infants tells us why.

23.07.2012

Science, Religion By Other Means

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Why are prominent scientists almost exclusively male? Why do women fail to win Nobel prizes? A look into the Bible offers a hint.

17.07.2012
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