Science


04
Jul 2016
Zombie Ideas

One theme that we’ll be exploring in different ways through the Humanitas Centre is the process of integrating information from a variety of sources into one’s view and experience of the world. For example, how does knowledge from science, philosophy, history, theology, etc., fit together? What are the best practices for handling tensions or disagreements when one source seems to conflict with another? Steven Poole’s Guardian article “Why Bad Ideas Refuse to Die” addresses an aspect of this process through the concept of “zombie ideas.” Many ideas have been brilliantly upgraded or......

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