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September 2008 in Black Lamb

Volume 6, Number 9 — September 2008

September 1st, 2008

The All-Science Issue

In our cover article for this All-Science Issue, Terry Ross admits that he’s forgotten all the science he ever knew. In our p. 2 feature, A golden age remembered, Rebecca Owen recalls a time when science could change the world. Ed Goldberg praises science for its rejection of nonsense in Indistinguishable from magic.

In A modest proposal, Greg Roberts examines sixteen scientific breakthroughs and finds a third of them deleterious. David Maclaine looks at the difference between religious dogma and science and warns Ignore it at your peril. Rosemary McLeish muses on her life and science and concludes that It didn’t take. Attorney Bud Gardner reminds us that we should take the “crime scene investigation” miracles of television With a grain of salt. Toby Tompkins explains his late-life fascination with science in Here a miracle happens. William Bogert recalls his painful brush with college science in Chemical blues. Leslie Russell remembers her father’s ability to impart scientific thinking in Forest metaphors. In A bad egg recipe, Rod Ferrandino remembers his earnest early efforts to learn a little science. In Molecular gastronomy Cate Garrison recounts a peculiar birthday supper in England’s Lake District. Writing from Italy, Dan Peterson argues that Italy, once a leader in science, now relies on Touch, not science. Gillian Wilce finds a commonality between scientific discovery and artistic endeavor in Spirit of enquiry. In Science in the joint, former penitentiary dweller Dean Suess remembers the ingenious uses prisoners find for science. Elizabeth Hart offers her daughter some scientific hints in Survival 101. Our Honorary Black Lambs column salutes authors H.G. Wells and Stevie Smith on their September birthdays. In A literary sampler, we offer seven excerpts from famous writers mentioned in this issue. Bridge writer Trixie Barkis demonstrates a hand in which scientific thinking proves it’s Not really a guess. Our Black Lamb recipe proffers a Turkish dish, spiced roast lamb. In our Wretched Excess column, we offer a scientific gadget, the Fallout Fez, from the Whole Whog Catalog. Our advice columnist Millicent Marshall recommends some science books for the average reader. And Avram Khan offers another challenging word puzzle themed to fit this All-Science Issue.

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