Week One

Selections from Hatton and Plouffe, Science and its Ways of Knowing:

“General Introduction”; “Part I: On Scientific Method”

Carl Sagan, “Can We Know the Universe?”

Robert Pirsig, “On Scientific Method,” pp. vii-x, 1-10.

Week Two

Londa Shiebinger, “Gender and Natural History”

Week Four

Thomas Malthus, An Essay on the Principles of Population.

Week Twelve

Michael Specter, “How the DNA Revolution is Changing Us,” National Geographic, August 2016.

John Harris and Marcy Darnovsky, “Pro and Con: Should Gene Editing Be Performed on Human Embryos,” National Geographic, 2016.

Week Fifteen

David Quammen, “Was Darwin Wrong?”