An email correspondent of ours isn’t showing enough respect for hybrid black-tip sharks as a meaningful illustration of “evolution” in action.
At the website Credo, our colleague Richard Weikart is writing a clear-eyed series of articles about what happens to ethics when it’s subjected to evolutionary thinking.
Exporting Darwin is a dangerous business.
When the building security pushes you out, keys in hand, and there are still five people standing at the microphone waiting to ask their questions, you know it’s been a good evening.
Recently, David Brooks published a column titled “The End of Philosophy” in The New York Times (April 7, 2009). Brooks, long one of the most thoughtful writers in public life, addresses an ages-old tension over whether reason controls our moral intuitions and passions, or whether moral intuition/feeling is king and reason is only rationalization. In the latter view, Brooks says,