John Allen with a nice commentary on the PR disaster the Vatican brought upon itself with the recent lifting of excommunication of 4 traditionalist bishops–at least one of whom makes Pat Buchanan look like Alan Dershowitz.
I just found out one of the panels I’m moderating at the upcoming Boskone week after next, is… on Robert E. Howard. Gulp. I didn’t realize I was going to be the only one running the panel. Time for a crash course on his bio! But I’ll also be on Mike Flynn’s panel, Galileo: Guilty… Continue reading
Larry Moran, another working biologist, becoming exasperated with Richard Dawkins: Natural selection explains adaptation. That’s extremely important and extremely interesting but it’s only a small part of evolution. Random genetic drift, which Darwin does not get credit for, explains much more because more of evolution is due to drift than to adaptation. The contributions of… Continue reading
Jim Manzi, writing on what the stimulus bill could see us living with for a long time: I tried to go quickly through the spending for all categories and crudely map them to the OECD classification system that allows for the comparison of spending across governments in the developed world. The huge categories of spending… Continue reading
Book NotesIn the London Tablet, Ernan McMullin reviews Denis Alexander’s new book, Evolution or Creation: Do We Have to Choose?