Mary Campbell: Saints in Space
Mormonism, Masculinity, and the Mercury 7, part two.
Edward Jones-Imhotep: The Sentimental Machine
The idea of an unerring, public execution machine embodied both a belief in the redemptive power of sentiment and an anxiety about the perils of unsettling human emotion.
Lisa Messeri: Finding Our Place in the Cosmos
Place breathes meaning into alien worlds because it makes these worlds familiar and, moreover, familiar as something that is physically explorable.
Projit Bihari Mukharji: Reincarnating Science in Postcolonial India
This new nation would be guided by a new science: a science whose primary purpose was not the aggrandizement of the state through war and violence, but rather the pursuit of a shared, universal purpose.
Peter Jordan: Meaning in Nature
Skepticism about meaning in nature has been linked to a broader sense of meaninglessness purportedly brought on by modern science.
Elizabeth Baigent: Sacred Earth
Nature preservation in nineteenth-century England.