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Monthly Archives: September 2010
So… a long time ago, perhaps when it was still appropriate to refer to 2010 as being in the future, I was asked to write “A Young Lady’s Guide to Science in 2010”. So now instead of a prospective, it’s more … Continue reading
Okay, so I know what you’re thinking: Why in the world did she name her blog “The GreatAntidote”? I mean isn’t that a little presumptuous? The quote (AKA my subtitle) helps explain it a little bit: Science is the great … Continue reading
How strange that word is, ‘discipline’. An old word, or words, as old as European vernaculars, and traipsing behind them not so much Roman Latin as the learning of Mediaeval times. In both French and English, there is both verb and noun. The noun that makes for interdisciplinarity implies fields of study defined by content and institution. But the verb implies chastising and punishment. Continue reading