“Eyes are there, so that we could see” does not sound very controversial, but isn’t it the other way around? “We are able to see, because we have eyes.” Goal-oriented, or teleological, thinking in biology and science is still widespread, partially because it is itself an evolutionary advantage to rely on it.
Monthly Archives: March 2020
In this post, Jonathan M. Metzl continues the journey exploring gun violence as a public health crisis. Will gun research lead to better policies, or will the NRA and gun-rights politicians and advocates continue to resist even the most basic efforts to promote gun safety?