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The First Thanksgiving: Separating Myth From Fact

Ruth Hopkins Teen Vogue
Ruth Hopkins, a Dakota/Lakota Sioux writer, biologist, attorney, and former tribal judge, breaks down the myths and facts about Thanksgiving and early encounters between Pilgrims and the Wampanoag.

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The Knowledge Machine

Stuart Jeffries The Guardian
A fascinating and timely history of how science developed via the achievement of pursuing only observation and experiment (not politics).

What Art Can Do

Lin-Manuel Miranda The Atlantic
What artists can do is bring stories to the table that are unshakably true—the sort of stories that, once you’ve heard them, won’t let you return to what you thought before.

Marching for Science: Interview with Rosalyn LaPier

Rosalyn LaPier, Drew Pendergrass Harvard Political Review
I would say that science plays many roles in society; it definitely plays many roles in a democratic society. It is impossible to be completely apolitical, but I think that science is nonpartisan. There really is a difference between being not partisan and being political.
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