Alan Jacobs

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Hey folks: in the fall I’ll be teaching a seminar for our first-year Honors students that can be on any topic I choose. For the last couple of years my topic has been Reading, Writing, and Thinking in a Digital Age, and while I still think that’s super-important, I have found that students get tired of being forced to reflect on their technological choices. Because many of our Honors students are science majors, I also have thought about The Two Cultures Revisited (based on the old C. P. Snow essay about the chasm between the sciences and the humanities) and this: FAKE! or, How We Can Know the Truth When the Whole World Is Trying to Deceive Us. What should I do?