General

The Necessity of Scientific Literacy

Science is pretty neat. It is what allows us to understand and navigate the world in a consistent, predictable way. Science is how we break big questions down into manageable components so we can evaluate the veracity of ideas. The general conception of science is that it is something that only happens in a laboratory setting and is practiced by highly trained and/or educated people.

Philip Roth

I was sad to hear the news that Philip Roth had died on May 22nd, the very day I accepted my new position here at Northshire Bookstore as the new events manager, but he had had a full career and, amazingly, retired from writing fiction in 2012. A perennial candidate for the Nobel, every year I wondered whether that would be the year he won. I have not read his work extensively, but was deeply impressed by the books I know.

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