We know that Darwinian evolution has a long and sordid history of entanglement with issues of race, racism, and eugenics.
One talk focused on the fossil record, and the other on the Big Bang.
Physicist Frank Tipler, as I noted earlier today, provocatively personalizes the Singularity, the beginning point or moment from which the universe burst forth.
I had thought of the Singularity as an event, to which the universe — physical reality — traces back at the moment of the Big Bang.
Adam Kirsch over the weekend had a thoughtful essay in the Wall Street Journal, meditating on the coming 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.