Hat tip to Jay Fitzgerald, for suggesting the best piece to remember William F. Buckley by….
Um, about those transitional fossils creationists are always getting so worked up about…
Was Adelard Channeling Richard Dawkins?One of the early medieval scholars to emphasize the use of Reason was Adelard of Bath (d. 1152). Mike Flynn read an amusing quote from him during our medieval science panel at Boskone two weeks ago, and it’s worth quoting in full: [from Adelard’s Quaestiones naturales] “[T]he natural order does not… Continue reading
William F. Buckley: 1925-2008 “For people of my generation, Bill Buckley was pretty much the first intelligent, witty, well-educated conservative one saw on television,” fellow conservative William Kristol, editor of the Weekly Standard, said at the time the show ended. “He legitimized conservatism as an intellectual movement and therefore as a political movement.” R.I.P
Okay…so? So…I still have all my first-edition paperbacks of the James Blish Star Trek adaptations.