West celebrates Italy’s contributions to civilization but also calls attention to Italian criminologist Cesare Lombroso, who championed various racist ideas.
I do not know Dr. Merilä’s stance on human origins, but it is a safe bet that he denies intelligent design, and believes humans evolved from other animals.
The issues involved in the evolution debate derive their interest and importance largely from one question.
In other words, we should redefine our self-understanding as being just another species in the forest.
Dean and Wesley discuss how Dean came to be an author, the importance of human exceptionalism, and the problem with transhumanism.