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Getting Their Hands Dirty?
The looting of Maya antiquities has turned into a booming and bloody business. Should museums exhibit stolen goods? And should archaeologists study--or even look--at them?
BY JOHN DORFMAN
Over the past few years, geneticists have dominated the effort to explain sexual orientation. But social psychologist Daryl Bem refuses to let them have the last word. Is he the new Freud? Or does his theory have more shock value than substance?
BY EMILY NUSSBAUM
The China Syndrome
American scholars were long forbidden entry to the China of Chairman Mao. That didn't stop them from romanticizing his regime. Today, they generally enjoy the access they want. But critics say they are willing to downplay human rights concerns in return.
BY MICHAEL STEINBERGER
Under the Influence
Was Kant a mystic? Surely not. But according to one new theory, he may have owed a greater debt to the Swedish clairvoyant Emanuel Swedenborg than anyone has recognized.
BY SCOTT McLEMEE
Jim Holt on the rising intelligence of just about everybody.