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Adrian Currie

Adrian Currie is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk at Cambridge University.

Titles by This Author

An Optimist's Guide to the Historical Sciences

The “historical sciences”—geology, paleontology, and archaeology—have made extraordinary progress in advancing our understanding of the deep past. How has this been possible, given that the evidence they have to work with offers mere traces of the past? In Rock, Bone, and Ruin, Adrian Currie explains that these scientists are “methodological omnivores,” with a variety of strategies and techniques at their disposal, and that this gives us every reason to be optimistic about their capacity to uncover truths about prehistory.