Spring 2011

Welcome to the Spring 2011 issue of SCOPE magazine! To read it, use the embedded reader above or click on the link below to download a PDF version — this last option is handy if you want to print some pages, or if you are an iPad user (a platform that does not recognize the embedded reader).

SCOPE magazine, Spring 2011 – PDF

Single copies of this issue in print can be purchased via MagCloud here.

We hope you enjoy the issue!

- I. Garrick Mason, editor
May 9, 2011

Feature essays in this issue:

  • Convention of cranks, by Rob MacDougall – FULL VERSION ONLINE
    Why the nineteenth century’s golden age of pseudoscience may be a precursor of our own
  • On mere suspicion, by Christopher Michaelsen
    After the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Africa, the United Nations instituted a sanctions list to freeze the assets of suspected supporters of terrorism. It has been violating due process rights ever since
  • The singularity, by Luke Grundy
    Blues-punk band The White Stripes broke up in February 2011­, but their unique and stylistically hybrid sound will live on through other bands. A hard act to follow, as they say—and a necessary one
  • The way of the abstract, by Giovanni Vignale
    We tend to like our science laden with comforting amounts of experimental data, the word “proven” stamped on the side. But there are physical truths that experiment cannot reach, and only theory can grapple
  • Our invented universe, by John H. Arnold
    The predictably curmudgeonly and the surprisingly modern co-exist in John Lukacs’ new book, The Future of History

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