Tuesday, July 04, 2006

science and old glory!

Though I don't have any concrete plans of going into medicine or any of the other fields of science, I'm very much interested in the application of science and our society's understanding of its basic ideas and achievements. By now, I'm sure you're all aware of my fondness for scientific inquiry. The NYT and other publications have had regular articles and op-ed pieces about the state of science education in America and the general public's understanding of science as a discipline as well as its role in our everyday lives. How to Educate Young Scientists is just the latest op-ed along these lines.

In honor of Independence Day, I thought this article about a fascinating but little-known part of NYC's revolutionary past was worth pointing out: Devil's Island, New York. For history buffs like myself, I was very pleased to learn about this new part played by NYC during the War of Indepedence.

2 Comments:

Comment Blogger Aeschulus said...

Hehehe -- I like that part at the end about King George and the rules of war -- would that our own King George read the New York Times ;-) Or anything ;-)

P.S. Let's get crackin' on fixing the formatting of the blog! ;-)

2:03 PM  
Comment Blogger Duane said...

I'll work on it soon, dude. Yeah, I know it looks crummy on IE. I just haven't had the time. Try Firfox. Firfox, I think, is way cooler!!

10:16 PM  

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