An Attempt to Discover the Laws of Literature
In ordinary literary criticism—the kind that splits the difference between art and science—there is a give-and-take between the general and the particular. You circle back from theory to text; you compromise, or ennoble, science with art. But Moretti ...
What is Acupuncture?
The doctors wrote that "[s]ignificant differences between ... science has yet to identify qi, the meridians or the acupuncture points. The notion that imbalances in energy flow cause disease is antithetical to modern Western medicine, which is based ...
The religious state of Islamic science
Edis didn’t move to the United States until he was 20, so I was surprised to discover that ... keep saying that the Islamic world used to be a world leader in science. This tends to obscure some very important differences between modern science and ...
Science Versus Magic — Is There a Difference in the World of Fiction?
Of course, if you're a surrealist or absurdist, you often don't care about the difference between science and magic ... based intelligent life forms living in bizarre underground caverns. However, since this is merely an audacious application of current ...
Traces of another world found on the Moon
The researchers claim that their discovery confirms the theory that the Moon was created by just such a cataclysmic collision. The study has been published in the journal Science ... have now discovered small differences between the Earth and the Moon.