Socialize the Lab

Laboratories are icons of scientific achievement and human progress, but like all historical processes, they are shaped by class conflicts. This article presents a critical history of the lab and plots a future toward socializing our means...

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Biology as Ideology at 30

Richard Lewontin's Biology as Ideology exposes how economic and social forces shape our conception of biology, and how such an ideological commitment in scientific practices fails to realize science's potential to solve human problems.

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A lot has changed in the worlds of science and publishing since Volume 21, Number 2 of Science for the People came off the presses in 1989.  Since that last issue, the absence of such a leading voice for radical science has enabled the...


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