Ken Miller: ‘Theories explain facts, they unite them’

“Theory in science is a higher level of understanding than a fact, because what theories do, is they explain facts; they unite them.” — Ken Miller, evolutionary biology

James Connolly: “Sweatshops Behind the Orange Flag”

“Irish tory employers hid[e] their sweatshops behind orange flags, and Irish home rule landlords us[e] the green sunburst of Erin to cloak their rack-renting in the festering slums of our Irish towns.” – James Connolly, “Sweatshops Behind the Orange Flag”, Forward, 11 March 1911 James Connolly was an Irish socialist revolutionary who participated in the […]

Daniel Singer: “Exceptional situations” are “infectious phenomena”

“Revision of values is an infectious phenomenon. When the productive machine grinds to a halt, the cogs themselves begin to wonder about their function. When there is no gasoline, when public transport has come to a halt, when there is no smoke coming out of the factory’s chimney, no normal work in the office, when […]