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Charles Darwin The history of evolutionary thought in the U.S. contains some surprises by Robert Throckmorton CYNTHIA EAGLE RUSSETT, a lecturer in American History at Yale, has written a book Darwin in America; the Intellectual Response, 1865-1912 (Freeman 1976), which demonstrates that far from…
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by Marian Van Court THIS FAMOUS SCENE from the ceiling of the Sistene Chapel has recently been interpreted in a startling new way. After it was cleaned and restored, the original details were revealed. The vehicle in which God is traveling, along with God himself, all the angels, the sashes, etc, conform…
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by David Sims DO I HAVE a “closed mind”? No, what I’m doing is defending a truth from people who would assail it with lies. Yes, I’m a racist. But I’m also right. The word “racist” does not mean the same thing that the word “false” means.…
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by Fred Streed Note by David Sims: I like the implicit Heinlein reference in this piece (which has been slightly edited for a family audience). It’s from Heinlein’s book Time Enough for Love, in which the character Lazarus Long advises other members of his family, “Never attempt to teach a pig…
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Classic EssaysKevin Alfred Strom

by Kevin Alfred Strom LET ME READ to you from an ancient Egyptian document. Perhaps the observations of Ipuwer, a government official during the decline of Egypt’s Old Kingdom, will prove instructive to us late 20th-Century Americans: “Forsooth, the land is full of foes. A man goeth…
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by David Sims THERE ARE notions, popular with Americans, that I would dispute. One of them was put forth by Thomas Jefferson, an otherwise sensible fellow who became fond of the silly idea that the common man represented a reservoir of wisdom that would nudge the country back into its true course, if…
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ONE OF THE GREATEST scientific revolutionaries of our age, and a victim of the Jewish inquisition, is Edward O. Wilson (pictured), Curator of Entomology at the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology and the author of The Insect Society, which Science magazine has called a “magisterial…
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The objective ethics of Raymond Cattell and Jacques Monod If POOR OLD Pontius Pilate could reassemble his ashes, revisit the earth and once again ask the unanswerable, his historic quiz would fall on deafer ears than before. It is not the fact of the matter that counts these days, (has it ever counted?),…
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EssaysH. Millard

by H. Millard A RECENT Internet column on an American conservative site rails against a move to give Native Hawaiians a vote on their self-determination. I disagree strongly with those who would deny the Native Hawaiians this right as a distinct people. Of course, my position is consistent with and…
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This is a slightly abridged transcript of a lecture delivered in Newcastle on 19th November, 1900, to the members of the Literary and Philosophical Society by Karl Pearson, F.R.S. (pictured), Professor of Applied Mathematics at University College, London. Karl Pearson was a polymath,
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