In his new book, Nobel laureate and cosmologist James Peebles points out that the universe is simpler than it appears.

In the late 1970s, French philosopher and sociologist Bruno Latour spent two years at the Salk Institute observing molecular biologists the way an anthropologist might monitor a tribe of hunters/gatherers. Ultimately, Latour came to the view that scientific facts are not simply discovered but rather constructed through a social process that depends in part on … Read more