Science and Environment

Winter 2002

The Long Arm of Darwin

John C. Anderson

The reach of Darwinian ideas is nothing short of amazing. It controls the educational and scientific communities and influences most other aspects of society.

Just Six Numbers

Fall 2001

Just Six Numbers

Peter Roberts

Is human life the result of many coincidences and random chance? Or is it instead the fine-tuning of the laws that govern it which have led to our existence? 

Genes, Genome and Genesis

Fall 2000

Genes, Genome and Genesis

David F. Lloyd

Surprisingly, what geneticists are seeking to discover by probing the mysteries of life was revealed long ago.

2000: A Space Odyssey?

Fall 2000

2000: A Space Odyssey?

Peter Roberts

Will the International Space Station play a role in the human conquest of space? Or is there another route to the ends of the universe?

Biography: Dolly: Send in the Clones

Summer 2000

Dolly: Send in the Clones

Rebecca Sweat

After hundreds of attempts, scientists in Edinburgh, Scotland, were able to clone the first sheep.  

A Second Genesis

Summer 2000

A Second Genesis

John Meakin

Vision reviews three books on the field of genetics which is in the process of delivering what amounts to the greatest revolution in the history of the world.

Emerging from the Mire

Spring 2000

Emerging From the Mire

David F. Lloyd

A number of notable books addressing pollution and the prognosis for our planet were published last year. Vision looks at three of them.

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