(Update 12/13: A Tracker reader notes that Alexandra Witze is a correspondent for Nature and a contributing writer for Science News, two publications that might, in part, be seen as competing with New Scientist. I don’t think her employment detracts from the point she’s making.)
“Get your head around the 13 boldest ideas in science,” NewScientist commands us.
O.K.–I’m in! I don’t have a subscription to NewScientist, but I can tell just from the teasers in front of the paywall that this is cool stuff. Higher Dimensions. Quantum Reality. Infinity. Deep Time. And on and on–a baker’s dozen of ’em.
Yet something tugs at me. What is it about these ideas that I find disturbing? I see, but I do not observe. What Is it?
All 13 ideas come from men.
Try again, NewScientist?
(Thanks to Alexandra Witze for tweeting, and to Jim Handman for pointing me to her tweet.)