Table of Contents

Science and Religion: Exploring the Harmonies

Fall 2017


Are cops on the science beat?; Publication blues; Power of partnerships; Returning from the brink; When good intentions backfire; Eyes on AI; Designing chestnuts.

Editor’s Journal

Daniel Sarewitz

Not-So-Strange Bedfellows

Perspective: Navigating an Uncertain Future for US Roads

John Paul Helveston

Perspective: Character and Religion in Climate Engineering

Forrest Clingerman, Kevin J. O'Brien, Thomas P. Ackerman

Expanding the ethical discussion of marine cloud brightening.

What Does Innovation Today Tell Us about the US Economy Tomorrow?

Jeffrey Funk

Above all, that the nation needs to get a lot better at linking scientific advance to economically and socially valuable technologies.

Is Precision Medicine Possible?

Kenneth M. Weiss

Advances in our understanding of the genome suggest that for most public health challenges it may not be.

“This Essentially Meaningless Conflict”

Lee Gutkind, Daniel Sarewitz

An interview with Marilynne Robinson by Creative Nonfiction editor Lee Gutkind and Issues in Science and Technology editor Daniel Sarewitz.

Search History

Rachel Wilkinson

Is Google search a useful tool for a true seeker?

“Shuddering Before the Beautiful”: Trains of Thought Across the Mormon Cosmos

Jamie Zvirzdin

As uncomfortable as uncertainty is, it begets a healthy humility that can inspire us to keep searching for answers.

The Best Panceas for Heartaches

Kristin Johnson

How eighteenth and nineteenth century science and religion reinforced one another in coping with what was then the inescapable tragedy of childhood mortality.

Beyond the Primordial Ooze

Dinty W. Moore

Conversations with “real” Americans and the supposed divide between science and religion.

Real Numbers: Mixed Messages about Public Trust in Science

Cary Funk

Book Review: Managing Water Scarcity, or Scarcely Managing?

Katharine L. Jacobs

Water is for Fighting Over and Other Myths about Water in the West
, by 
John Fleck.

Book Review: A Silicon Valley Catechism

Frank Pasquale

Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future
, by 
Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson.