Whenever I read an article about global climate change, it seems as though the focus is always forward – “what are we going to do?” However as an amateur historian of natural history, my mind tends to work better when asking questions not of the future but of the past.
When I first learned about the publication of Brooke Borel’s The Chicago Guide to Fact-Checking back in late 2016, I thought “This is THE book for our time.” However now, having learned about the forthcoming publication of a second edition of Scott L. Montgomery’s The Chicago Guide to Communicating Science, I’m in a bit of a quandary.
When I was at university, I had the privilege of studying under the direction of one of the century’s great scholars of religious history, Dr. Richard Rohrbaugh. Professor Rohrbaugh specialized is the analysis of the early Christian period through the paradigm of socio-cultural anthropology. For all the things I learned from him I shall never […]
Every so often, a report is made through one of the better international news agencies of a large, very public destruction of a cache of elephant ivory. These spectacles are generally intended to draw attention to the illegal trade in the substance, as well as to draw attention to the dwindling number of elephants in the world.