Scientific historian Nicolaas Rupke discusses the scientific myths that form one of the biggest obstacles to improving public understanding of science.
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Two dozen historians of science from around the world will debunk 26 commonly-held myths of science at a conference at Washington and Lee University May 8 – 11. The keynote address by John L. Heilbron of the University of California-Berkeley will take place in Lee Chapel at 6 p.m. on Fri. May 9 and is open to the public.
Ants practice democracy … penguins are monogamous … bonobos honor female sensitivity. If animals do it, does that mean humans should? That's what Nicolaas Rupke, the Johnson Professor of History at Washington and Lee University, discussed when he appears on NPR affiliate WMRA’s “Virginia Insight” show on Thursday, May 3. Nicolaas, who joined the W&L […]
Washington and Lee University has appointed Nicolaas A. Rupke, currently of the University of Göttingen, Germany, to the Johnson Professorship in the College, where he will focus his teaching and scholarship on the intersections of leadership and the history of ideas. Hank Dobin, dean of the College, announced Rupke's appointment, which will be effective on […]