Academics

Welcome to my website’s new Academics section! After 40+ years science writing and 10+ years as a professor of English writing, I’m taking a full-time PhD at York University, Toronto, in science and technology studies. I do have to stray into academese from time to time, but one of my aims is to bring a little textual elegance to the Academy. Hence these essays are, I hope, more than usually readable. Enjoy!

Born in the WR:
THE DEVELOPMENT of THOMAS HUXLEY’S VIEWS on SCIENCE and RELIGION in the WESTMINSTER REVIEW 1854-1860

The Compleat Agnostic:
OBSERVATIONS on HUXLEY’S VIEW on SCIENCE and RELIGION 1860-1874

SPARKING INTEREST
Popular Texts as Catalysts for Technoscientific Innovation

THE RIVER AS PERSON
Rights Right Now: Classic, Contemporary, and Alternative Approaches

MY LOVE WHOM I LOATHE:
TECHNOLOGY and the EVOLUTION of ATTITUDES toward ‘ETHICAL PHARMACEUTICALS’

Help Thou my Belief:
A Critical Analysis of the New Atheism

TALKING DOWN:
AUDIENCE CONSTRUCTION IN RECENT SCIENTIFIC POPULARIZATION

More than Molecules:
Barbara McClintock and the 21st Century

DANGER AND OPPORTUNITY:
The Bloor-Latour Controversy 1979-2009

CONTINVVM of LIVELINESS:
Viruses and the Boundary of Life

SOULFUL ALLIANCE
Sociology and Neuroscience as Inadvertent Colleagues

OECONOMIA SUPER OMNIA:
SCIENCE in the THIRD EDINBURGH REVIEW

INNOVATION: SAMPLING CURRENT CONSTRUALS
What innovation is; what it does; what it might do

 

 

Published Work

Works in Progress

  • The Fifth Evangelist
  • The Sea That Laps Vancouver