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NYT: Debate Over Intelligent Design Ensnares a Journal. According to one cynical view, academic disputes are so vicious only because the stakes are so low. Yet as the editors of Synthese, a leading philosophy journal, can tell you, what they [...]
A Solitary Thinker by Mark Bauerlein. The art historian Michael Fried tells an amusing story about Stanley Fish. In the mid-1980s, Fish and Fried team-taught a yearlong course on interpretation to 40 undergraduates at the Johns Hopkins University. Fish was [...]
National Geographic: Göbekli Tepe: The Birth of Religion. See here.
Priceless. Speaking to reporters accompanying Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his long flight to the United States tonight, Netanyahu spoke of the injustice and hardship Mexicans have endured since American forces annexed Texas in 1845. “Tens of thousands of [...]
Rod Dreher interviews Notre Dame sociologist Christian Smith about his new book, What Is A Person?
Anna Good: Sarah Palin Should Ignore the Fire in Her Belly. Sarah Palin recently told Greta Van Susteren that she feels a “fire in her belly” about 2012. Let me be the first to offer her a Tums for that. [...]