Category: Culture & Ethics
American Eugenics on the Eve of Nazi Expansion: The Darwin Connection
Germany was not the only nation captivated by a plan to give Darwinian evolution a proactive “helping hand.”
An Ancient Greek Witness to Secularism as a Moral Corrosive
Jerry Coyne can always be counted on for a cartoonish view on modern monotheist religions — and so too on ancient polytheist ones.
Dante on the “Angelic Butterfly”
In the matter of this particular image, seeing humans caught in a transformative process like the one enacted by caterpillars and butterflies, Nabokov was scooped by Dante in the Divine Comedy.
Richard Weikart on Darwinism and Hitlerism
Exporting Darwin is a dangerous business.
Intelligently Designing Music to Match Butterfly Magic
An interview with composer Mark Edward Lewis, creative genius behind the soundtrack for Metamorphosis.