Contents of the print issue, available at smarter bookstores.
Volume 10, No. 5 - July/August 2000
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
The Piltdown chicken/Godless German theology/Uncounted lab rats, and more
Technology and higher education
e-Darnton/Somewhere over the Bell Curve/Mummy, she wrote/Critic from another planet
The senior Baudelairean disliked her. So she tape-recorded the department chair and hired a lawyer. The story of a young nouveau roman scholar's fractured career.
by Johanna Berkman
Soom after Mexico's intellectuals condemned a student strike, police stormed the campus. Did the intellectuals betray the left? Will the students ever forgive them?
by Scott Sherman
You're about to relate to your computer in a whole new way -- by talking. A paradigm shift has made voice recognition possible. One more will make it ubiquitous.
by Matthew Steinglass
DEATH OF AN ALTRUIST
George Price came up with the math to explain the evolution of altruism. But living for others was not just an intellectual puzzle. It was the central challenge of his life
by James Schwartz
Jim Holt on the odds that math won't happen.
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