On evolution and other subjects, this promotes a stale conservatism, well suited to defending orthodoxies.
Getting billions of people to stop eating meat isn’t very realistic, so some have put their hopes in lab-grown steaks made from stem cells.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if half a million destitute children could be saved each year from blindness or death from Vitamin A deficiency?
We are not having a meaningful discussion about whether and how to regulate what I believe to be the most powerful technology ever invented.
Houston is an important city for the discussion about science and culture.