“Scientism” and Ways Forward

I've been meaning to write a little something on Steven Pinker's recent controversial comments about science and the humanities, because they raise some interesting issues about intellectual politics and methodology. The Argument Itself Pinker, a psychologist at Harvard, wound up a number of people with an essay in The New Statesman, called 'Science is not… Continue reading “Scientism” and Ways Forward

Merovingian Coin in the News

Read about it here!: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-23602056 The coin is a gold solidus struck in imitation of a coin of Emperor Maurice's reign (582-602). It is 'rare', as the article states, but also there is enough evidence to suggest that the minting of imitation gold coins was a relatively common practice in the Frankish kingdoms up until… Continue reading Merovingian Coin in the News