Chanda Prescod-Weinstein’s Disordered Cosmos

March 19, 2021

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Eric Newman is joined by Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein to discuss her book The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred, which opens up with some very heavy science, explaining quarks, dark matter, and other phenomena that point to the limits of our knowledge about the how the universe, and everything in it, functions. But at the heart of the book is a consideration of how the social construction of science foments a toxic culture; this consideration may not only help us to do science better, but also to do better science.

Also, Brian Dillon, author of Suppose a Sentence, returns to recommend Inventory of a Life Mislaid by Marina Warner.