Ignorance and the Progress of Science

“Knowledge is a big subject. Ignorance is bigger. And it is more interesting.” So begins Stuart Firestein’s book Ignorance: How It Drives Science. Part of the core message in the book about how science should work is wrapped up in a brief story about a physicist named Isidor Isaac Rabi.

WSU Press Book Compiles Best of Nationally Syndicated ‘Rock Doc’ Columns; Signing April 14

PULLMAN, Wash.—In 2004, E. Kirsten Peters, a geologist-turned-newspaper-reporter in Pullman, started writing a monthly column on local rocks and fossils, pulling from her extensive field experience in the area. Today that column has grown in scope and become the nationally syndicated “Rock Doc” columns, distributed twice per month to more than 100 newspapers across the […]