Today's Catastrophic Concerns Shaped by Past Interactions Between Science, Culture

Date

11/19/20

A global Pandemic, wildfires and hurricanes have made 2020 a year for catastrophic thinking, so a new book with that title seems appropriate.

But don't mistake David Sepkoski's "Catastrophic Thinking" as a doomsday warning about the future.  It's focused instead on how we got here--how our current-day concerns regarding threats to both the planet and the human race came to be.  Author David Sepkoski, Thomas M. Siebel Chair in History of Science, is interviewed about his book by LAS Social Sciences Editor Craig Chamberlain.  Go HERE to read the full article.

 

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