John Holland, SIM Professor Emeritus, launches new online project. Curious?
Posted by Nita Sturiale Sep. 28, 2011 10:36am
Curious, An Introduction to Big Ideas in Nature, Science and Art - is an online project based on SIM's pioneering elective, Nature, Science and Art that John taught for many years while a professor in SIM. Visit the project: http://www.naturescienceart.wordpress.com
This project is an effort to introduce leading-edge ideas in science to a general audience. It is particularly aimed at those who want real answers to serious questions that they have inquired about since childhood, and are often not addressed at home or at school.
Much of the reason that these answers arenít available in primary and secondary classrooms is that some of the most intriguing and even astounding information has only been available within the last 25 years.
Subjects which traditionally have been thought of as largely abstract and unsuited for analysis such as music, love, life, sex, and death suddenly have new and profound meaning in light of late 20th and 21st century discoveries in evolutionary biology, brain science, and genetics. In short, we are undergoing a major revolution in the sciences, and it is having a large impact on our understanding of who we are and how we see ourselves and others.
The information for this project has been gathered from science writings, from my own informal research, from rigorous discussions with informed artists and scientists (especially my Nature and Inquiry colleagues), and from 20 years of teaching the Nature, Science, and Art college course on these general themes.
The contents of Curious are being posted in serial form. Over the next few months, I will add a new Chapter each week. When all of the Chapters have been posted (see Table of Contents), the project will be complete.
Visit the project: http://www.naturescienceart.wordpress.com
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