Human Nature — New Book from David Berlinski Skewers Illusion of Evolutionary Progress in History
Berlinski schools Steven Pinker, the famed Harvard cognitive psychologist, on the relevant math, reminding him that “poorly defined problems very often lead to absurd solutions.”
Berlinski Banters Entertainingly with ID-Friendly Muslims
Dr. Berlinski questions evolutionary understandings of language and expresses doubt as to what reproductive benefit could have accrued to “the first guy to master the Greek subjunctive.”
Egnor Imagines: Professor Terminated; Replaced by Bonobo
“The search committee interviewed several apes, three mules, and a tomato plant.”
Letter from Paris: The Bells Are Silent
I would go into the cathedral and light a candle for M.-P. Schützenberger. He had wished to return as one of the gargoyles, and, perhaps, he had.
Small Wonders: Scientists Reveal the Secrets of Amazing Little Insects and Crustaceans
It often seems that the closer you need to look, the greater the wonder. It’s as if someone set it there to hide, waiting for us.