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Science, People & Politics ISSN 1751-598X ISSUE THREE (July - Sept) 2017

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On the brink of a new physics and astronomy.
Helen Gavaghan reports the paper that played a key part
in the award of this year's physics Nobel Prize. P3

BOOK REVIEWS
A philosophical potpourri for ethics.
From deductive logic to self governance.
Review of work by American philosopher C.I.Lewis. P7

One for the history books. Astronomer Dr Ferdinando Patat, who heads the Observing Programmes Office of ESO, the European Organisation for Astronomical Research, takes on the metaphysics of the Pythagorean Theorem. P8

INFINITY. An illustration by Helen Gavaghan© P10

ADVERT FOR SCIENCE PEOPLE & POLITICS P12

At the margins of the future
The Economist publishes a book of speculative
Essays about technology in 2050. P13

News in June to August from British Courts P14

Poems of Science P17

Quiz for science and politics P19

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LIGO

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LIGO

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LIGO

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LIGO

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BOOK REVIEWS:Ethics, Pythagoras, Megatech

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BOOK REVIEWS:Ethics, Pythagoras, Megatech

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BOOK REVIEWS:Ethics, Pythagoras, Megatech



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BOOK REVIEWS:Ethics, Pythagoras, Megatech

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From British Courts

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From British Courts

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From British Courts

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Poems of Science

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Poems of Science

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Quiz

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