Capturing Beauty, Painting Creation
Orcs were made from elves, not the other way around. And that is not my subject here. Beauty comes first.
There Is No Such Thing as a Fossil Mind
We are free to accept ad hoc evo psych explanations if we wish. Like astrology and palm reading, they make good conversation pieces.
Learning Wonder from Denton’s Latest
Around 50 BC Titus Lucretius Carus wrote a long treatise against finding purpose in nature.
Evolutionary Relationships In Echolocation — An Obsession that Smothers Wonder
Perhaps it is awe-inspiring to evolutionary biologists to try to work a puzzle, trying to find how everything is connected by common ancestry.
Awe at Echolocation? Nah, Convergence Again
The passionate focus on evolutionary relationships in biology papers tends to obscure awe at the wonders in life.