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Feb.11, 2009

Vol. 109, No. 8

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Edwin Grant Conklin, circa 1946

The Darwin of Guyot Hall

Once world-famous, biologist Edwin Grant Conklin revealed the mysteries of cells and fought to defend evolution

Published in the Feb.11, 2009, issue

It’s more important to know the Rock of Ages than the age of rocks!” thundered William Jennings Bryan to a crowd of 6,000 at the Hippodrome in New York in 1922. Three years before the Scopes “monkey” trial, Woodrow Wilson’s former secretary of state already...Read more
Physics professor Paul Steinhardt with equations describing what happened just before the Big Bang if his theory of a “cyclic” universe is correct.

The cosmic apocalypse

Princeton cosmologists are working to discern the ultimate fate of the universe

Published in the Feb.11, 2009, issue

“Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice.”— Robert Frost. It’s perhaps the scariest question one can contemplate. Will the universe die? Will all the planets, stars and galaxies in the cosmos, and all the myriad forms of life that they sustain,...Read more
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