Is Dawkins’ new book a children’s primer for scientism?

When I first heard a description of Dawkins’ latest book, The Magic of Reality, I thought it sounded intriguing, if not promising. However, I certainly don’t like the way this review paints the book. …Dawkins’ volume is as accessible as it is illuminating, covering a remarkable spectrum of subjects and natural phenomena — from who […]

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Let’s not kid ourselves

Berenbaum: “Everything about insects is fascinating. They are truly remarkable creatures. So beautiful and so honest.” Mulder: “‘Honest’?” Berenbaum: “Eat, sleep, defecate, procreate. That’s all they do. That’s all we do, but at least insects don’t kid themselves that it’s anything more than that.” from “War of the Coprophages”, episode 3×12 of The X-Files This exchange […]

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012