As Yale’s David Gelernter has said of Darwinism, to challenge it is to “take your life in your hands.”
Half a century ago, as 1968 came to a close, one event brought people together not only in America but also around the globe.
No doubt evolutionary psychologists could a tell a story to explain this. They always can. Something about tribes of hunter-gatherers.
The theme of the evening was framed by a question: “Will the Machines Take Over? Human Uniqueness in the Age of Smart Machines.”
There’s an undoubted sense of crisis in the air.