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Should the Public Have a Say in Science? A Philosophy Of Science View

Should the public have a say in science and what does fishing in New York have to do with it? Using philosopher of science Philip Kitcher’s arguments and an example of environmental activism in Brooklyn Jaana Eigi explains some reasons to involve the public in science. Continue reading

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Why Do Women Outlive Men?

Estonian women outlive men by 11 years – but why? Sociologists and demographers point to self-destructive behaviours in men, as well as their greater risk of contracting heart disease, but they overlook the underlying causes of these woes. Peeter Hõrak, Professor in Physiological Ecology of Animals at the University of Tartu, puts this phenomenon in the context of the theory of sexual selection. Continue reading

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