Psych prof discusses how to respond to science denial

AAUW and Ilsley Library are hosting a Zoom presentation on Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m., by author and Middlebury College Professor Emerita of Psychology Barbara Hofer.

Letter to the editor: Science facts must now replace science fiction

We are all familiar with the tradition of the term Science Fiction dealing with imagined science and its impact on society and individuals. Now we are faced with and dealing with the physical phenomena of Science Faction: a sociopolitical ideology or abse … (read more)

Victor Nuovo: Racism and science

Editor’s note: This is the 58th in a series of essays on the history and meaning of the American political tradition. Racism is a prejudice, and prejudices are antithetical to truth. Therefore, the expression “scientific racism” is a contradiction of term … (read more)

Controversial gene-editing technology could improve our world

MIDDLEBURY — Gene editing is a fairly new technology but it has already breached most everyone’s day-to-day life in the form of genetically modified organisms, more commonly known as GMOs. However, this advanced technology is still somewhat obscure to the … (read more)