evolution · science

The Zookeeper GodOver at Jerry Coyne’s blog a few weeks ago, a generally positive re-posting of Francisco Ayala’s critical review of Stephen C. Meyer’s book received this familiar comment from Russell Blackford: All good stuff, I guess, but Ayala is mistaken if he thinks that God is off the hook for the predictable evils of… Continue reading


Mike Flynn unrolls a veritable ‘greatest hits’ of St. Thomas Aquinas to commemorate his feast day: 1. Beware the man of one book. 2. It is better to illuminate than merely to shine, to deliver to others contemplated truths than merely to contemplate. 3. By nature all men are equal in liberty, but not in… Continue reading


Ross Douthat on how Richard Dawkins really needs Pat Robertson to make a point. And the fact that Richard Dawkins and Pat Robertson both disagree tells us something, important, I think, about the symbiosis between the new atheism and fundamentalism — how deeply the new atheists are invested in the idea that a mad literalism… Continue reading


Shakespeare in the SunLong Island. (No, not that one. The other one. In Boston.) Summer 1983. With actors. And Shakespeare. In college. It was the time to do it….