Author archives: Invited Researcher

Opening the systemic avenue from chemistry to biology

Opening the systemic avenue from chemistry to biology

BiochemistryBiologyChemistryEvolution

By Invited Researcher

Author: Kepa Ruiz-Mirazo, Permanent Researcher, University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU) Although «cracking the origins-of-life puzzle», regardless of the reputation of the journalist who tells the news, is clearly not within the reach of science quite yet, the article published a few weeks ago by Sutherland and colleagues in the UK , does constitute an […]

Supergravities

Supergravities

PhysicsTheoretical physics

By Invited Researcher

Although pretty much unknown for the public audience, Supergravity theories play an important role in modern Theoretical Physics, specially for the particle physics and (Super)String Theory communities . Loosely speaking, Supergravity is a theory that describes gravity along with other fundamental particles and interactions in such a way that the whole structure is symmetric under […]

The conflict between science and religion as an “invented tradition”

The conflict between science and religion as an “invented tradition”

HistoryPhilosophy of scienceSociology

By Invited Researcher

Author: Jaume Navarro received his PhD in history of science from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (1998). He has been a researcher at the universities of Cambridge, Imperial College (London) and the Max Planck Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte (Berlin). Currently he is an Ikerbasque Research Professor and a member of the Praxis Group at the Faculty […]

Intelligence testing: a history of a fierce debate

Intelligence testing: a history of a fierce debate

HistoryPhilosophy of sciencePsychology

By Invited Researcher

Is the intelligence test an “objective”, scientific device or just a way to “execute” social discrimination? This article (based on ) presents the latest steps to trace the history of one of the most problematic chapters in psychology’s history: the application of intelligence testing. By informing about the history of the IQ debate I want […]