book review · books · Darwin · evolution · intelligent design

Selling ‘Doubt’

My review of Stephen C. Meyer’s ‘Darwin’s Doubt’ is up at National Review. It will appear in the Sept. 2nd print edition. Our contemporary debates about evolution are basically an extension of the argument Christians have been having with one another since the Middle Ages, about how much autonomy God granted to the natural world.… Continue reading Selling ‘Doubt’

Aquinas · book review · Fabrizio Amerini · history of science · medieval history · philosophy

Book Notes: Fabrizio Amerini on Aquinas and the Beginning and End of Human Life

Fabrizio Amerini is not an author most Americans are likely to have heard of, but if you’re a fan of Umberto Eco, you might want to check out his new book. ‘New’ is not entirely accurate, perhaps, as it was first published in Italian in 2009. But Georgetown University professor Mark Henninger’s translation hit the… Continue reading Book Notes: Fabrizio Amerini on Aquinas and the Beginning and End of Human Life

book review · science fiction

I’d like to start my review of Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother with a disclosure. I haven’t read Young Adult novels before (nada, zippo, not one), but I can’t say it made the slightest difference: I wasn’t stopping here and there to remind myself, ‘okay, cut the author some slack, he’s writing for teenagers for God’s… Continue reading