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Bracing for Armageddon?: The Science and Politics of Bioterrorism in America

William R Clark

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195336214
eISBN:
9780199868537
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336214.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Over the past two decades, an enormous effort has been mounted by numerous federal and state agencies to prepare America to defend against the possibility of a catastrophic bioterrorist attack. This ... More


Seeing Dark Things: The Philosophy of Shadows

Roy Sorensen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326574
eISBN:
9780199870271
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326574.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

If a spinning disk casts a round shadow does the shadow also spin? When the cave guide turns out the light so that you can experience the total blackness, are you seeing in the dark? Or are you ... More


From Cosmos to Chaos: The Science of Unpredictability

Peter Coles

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198567622
eISBN:
9780191718250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567622.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Cosmology has undergone a revolution in recent years. The exciting interplay between astronomy and fundamental physics has led to dramatic revelations, including the existence of the dark matter and ... More


Wisdom’s World: Cosmos as Playhouse in Proverbs 8:22–31

William P. Brown

in The Seven Pillars of Creation: The Bible, Science, and the Ecology of Wonder

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199730797
eISBN:
9780199777075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730797.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

Creation according to Wisdom is this chapter’s focus. Proverbs 8:22-31 marks the climax of Wisdom’s discourse, whose aim is to establish her preeminent authority and status. In this text, Wisdom is ... More


Tales of a Dark Winter: A Play in Three Acts

William R. Clark

in Bracing for Armageddon?: The Science and Politics of Bioterrorism in America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195336214
eISBN:
9780199868537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336214.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines one of the many war games-like exercises carried out beginning in the 1990s to test the reaction of government officials to a hypothetical bioterrorist attack. In this exercise, ... More


The Politics of Bioterrorism in America

William R. Clark

in Bracing for Armageddon?: The Science and Politics of Bioterrorism in America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195336214
eISBN:
9780199868537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336214.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

How did we arrive at our current national posture regarding bioterrorism, especially in the context of other challenges our nation faces in the 21st century? Part of what has driven the near-hysteria ... More


Knowing: The Nature of Physical Law

Michael Munowitz

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167375
eISBN:
9780199787104
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167375.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This book interprets the book of nature for curious readers of all sorts, but especially for those looking to appreciate the power and beauty of physics without having to grapple with the ... More


Pelléas et Mélisande: Fate and the Unconscious: Transformational Function of the Dominant Ninth Chord; Symbolism of Sonority

Elliott Antokoletz

in Musical Symbolism in the Operas of Debussy and Bartok

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195365825
eISBN:
9780199868865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365825.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter first looks at End of Act, the anticipation of meeting of Pelléas and Médlisande. Act II, Scene 1 is then examined based on the “Pelléas” and “Well” Motifs. The chapter explores the ... More


C. S. Lewis on the Final Frontier: Science and the Supernatural in the Space Trilogy

Sanford Schwartz

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195374728
eISBN:
9780199871506
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374728.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This study of C. S. Lewis’s popular Space Trilogy—Out of the Silent Planet (1938), Perelandra (1943), and That Hideous Strength (1945)—departs from the prevailing emphasis upon Lewis’s affection for ... More


Absolute Misotheism III: Anticlericalism, Deicide, and Philip Pullman’s Liberal Crusade Against God

Bernard Schweizer

in Hating God: The Untold Story of Misotheism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751389
eISBN:
9780199894864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751389.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses a contemporary manifestation of misotheism, and it documents the moment when misotheism is at the threshold of entering the cultural mainstream. In Pullman’s celebrated ... More


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