It happened on JULY 29

Sir Ronald Aylmer Fisher died. He was an English geneticist and statistician who for the first time applied statistics to biology, creating biometrics. He carried out important research in defining the Rh factor in blood. Biometrics studies biological and biomedical problems from a quantitative point of view (incidence of illness, the diffusion of epidemics, risk factors, etc.); however, inasmuch as biometrics involves human health, it also confronts other behavior factors that cannot be interpreted exclusively in quantitative terms.

Beauty and Wonder in Science

Scientific Beauty and Wonder Everywhere, by Geoffrey Wollard (2021)
The scientific experience of ultimates: Wonder, by E. Cantore (1977)
The meaning of beauty in exact natural science, by W.K. Heisenberg (1970)
Beauty and the quest for beauty in science, by S. Chandrasekhar (1979)

From the INTERS Articles: W. Derske, Beauty

Suggested readings:
Engineering, beauty and a longing for the infiniteby M.A. Mooney, Scientific American (2019)
How beauty is making scientists rethinking evolution, by F. Jabr, The New York Times Magazine (2019)
Truth and beauty in physics and biology, by Ben D. MacArthur, Nature Physics (2021)


Interdisciplinary Encyclopedia of Religion and Science

The Encyclopedia, published by the Centro di Documentazione Interdisciplinare di Scienza e Fede operating at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, provides new, scholarly articles in the rapidly growing international field of Religion and Science (ISSN: 2037-2329). INTERS is a free online encyclopedia.

Anthology and Documents

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Special Issues

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