On to the next one.
In the final issue of Method, we take stock of what science says about us, and what we think about science. What belief systems motivate the pursuit of certain lines of knowledge and not others? How does science — drawing clear lines where none exist in nature — create certain identities while precluding others? What can science tell us about who we are and the world we live in, and where does that inevitably fall short?
What is the world really like?
Andrew Pickering explains why modern science isn’t the only – or even right – way to figure that out.
Self vs. Non-Self
How our immune systems ignore the microbes that are part of us.
Growing up in the cornfields of Monsanto.
Passing Icelandic Nature
Nature as national identity.
Our Queer Bodies
Navigating youth through clinical research.
How I found creativity in science.
Conversations With Anne Fausto-Sterling
Inciting a paradigm shift in the decades-long debate of nature versus nurture.
Protocol: 16S Amplicon Sequencing
Identifying microbial diversity
On pomegranate seeds as models of identity formation.
Myth and Mysticism in Space
How the spiritual utopian pull in Russia and colonial manifest destiny desires of the U.S.
have shaped modern-day discussions of human spaceflight.
Our Microbes, Ourselves
Your identity is wafting off your skin, whether you like it or not.