It is encouraging to me that someone else came to the same basic conclusion as I did following my observation of a total solar eclipse in India in 1995.
Despite their sometimes-nonchalant attitudes as they try to act cool, children do care what their parents think.
There’s an inviting coziness about this time of year, perfect for shutting the computer down, putting the accursed iPhone away, and retreating to the beauty of printed pages.
We will announce this year’s winner, as always, in time for February 12, Darwin’s birthday, celebrated here as Academic Freedom Day.
Obviously the book is an allegory for the perennial debate about our own origins.