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How Public Science Hinders Innovation

Whether through directly commercial research or philanthropy funded by commerce, science is advanced best when individuals must use their minds to choose where to put their money, in hopes of funding the next big idea.

A Tribute to Dr. Norman Borlaug and Man’s Capacity to Shape Nature

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A Tribute to Dr. Norman Borlaug and Man’s Capacity to Shape Nature

September 12th should be a global day of mourning. For that is the day that one of mankind’s greatest heroes and benefactors passed away, though barely a whisper of his passing has been heard since the weekend. Each one of us who is glad to be alive should find a way to commemorate the life […]

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Science and Faith: Enemies

Billionaire investor Sir John Templeton passed away last month. A devout Presbyterian, Templeton devoted much of his fortune to the study of the relationship between religion and science. He believed that faith and the scientific method could work harmoniously to advance knowledge about the world. Such a position may seem plausible at first. After all, […]