Berlinski tempts Peter Robinson to ask him whether he still considers himself an agnostic.
This proposed law largely echoes the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment on free speech (including on religious matters).
David and Ben cover the philosophical and political attack on essentialism, why evolution is fundamentally at odds with a fixed nature to human beings, and much more.
One scenario involves a first human pair created from scratch — Adam and Eve, as many traditional religious believers would have it.
Their scrupulous work found that Jerry Coyne and others, in bullying Christians and Jews on how “we can dismiss a physical Adam and Eve with near scientific certainty,” were in reality poorly supported.