Statues: An Editorial Response

September 19, 2017

Philip Campbell, Editor-in-Chief of Nature responds to the widespread criticisms to an editorial warning about the risks of “removing statues or altering the names of awards or streets that honor researchers who committed atrocious acts in the name of science.”

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Dr. Jen Gunter writes, “This is what I know about Sims from reading multiple journals and textbooks from the 1800s (both before and after Sims infamy), his autobiography and the autobiography of Dr. Emmet, as well as the work of modern historians and ethicists and if you are defending anything to do with Sims you should know it as well.”

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Imagination Is Ancient

September 11, 2017

Our imaginative life today has access to the pre-linguistic, ancestral mind: rich in imagery, emotions and associations

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Honors for Racist Scientists

September 7, 2017

As debate over statues and building names moves from Confederate generals to researchers, editorial in Nature receives intense backlash

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The editors suggest, “Science must acknowledge mistakes as it marks its past.”

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The opioid epidemic could kill as many as 650,000 people in the next decade. Here’s how it got so bad

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Twenty Questions

July 6, 2017

In the first of this new series for the journal, Peter Singer responds to questions from the editors and Theron Pummer

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Governments around the world were slow to get to grips with HIV/AIDS. But a big change came when they started understanding it not just as a health issue but as a security threat too. Alexandra Ossola investigates

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