A new issue of Economic Sociology is out. Steven Stoll, author of The Great Delusion: A Mad Inventor, Death in the Tropics, and the Utopian Origins of Economic Growth, on economic growth as a delusion. Wise up, cheaters: With romantic email, you're writing for publication, whether you know it or not. A review of Shakespeare and Elizabeth: The Meeting of Two Myths by Helen Hackett. The art of the past century was radically different from earlier art, a direct result of a basic change in the structure of the market for advanced art that occurred during the late nineteenth century. What can humanist parents use in the battle against religious indoctrination? Danny Postel investigates. The new rules: An article on redefining catastrophe in a globalized world. A look at how global catastrophe could make us smarter. In the aftermath of modern U.S. disasters, science is tasked with coming up with unbiased data and irrefutable analysis; if only life were that simple, especially when it all goes to court. A review of What's the Worst That Could Happen? A rational response to the climate change debate by Greg Craven. 800 million years ago, a dramatic climatic lurch may have left our planet entombed in ice, but this snowball Earth could also have been the catalyst for complex life.

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