Cognitive scientist Steven Pinker recently told CNN, “We don’t throw virgins into volcanoes any more.” No? Why not?
A movement that can’t distinguish between the worst evil perpetrated against humanity and animal husbandry has no business preaching morality.
He also asks how we know what molecular machines like the nuclear pore complex look like.
The morality of the 21st century will depend on how we respond to a simple but profound question.
Did Abe Lincoln really read and admire Darwin’s On the Origin of Species? In a word, no.