My tribute to Pius XII and Humani Generis is in today’s Wall Street Journal.
Razib Khan has a nice short story idea. But, the logical conclusion of generations of genetic screening of particular Arab lineages is that the clans of the Persian Gulf will eventually transform themselves into clones with very low mutational load. Even if the power of screening shields these lineages from the ill effects of inbreeding… Continue reading Memo to Mike Flynn
Via Ed Feser: As the Thomist A. D. Sertillanges once put it, a paint brush can’t move itself even if it has a very long handle. And it still couldn’t move itself even if it had an infinitely long handle.
Okay, he may be a common crackerophile, but I’m happy to see PZ’s operation went well, and he’ll still be blogging. [I tried not to pray for him, but couldn’t help it. Don’t tell anyone.]
Publisher’s Weekly will start a new listing of self-published books, and will pick the most interesting among submissions from authors to be reviewed. Of course, authors will have to pay for it.