Tag Archives: Charles Darwin

Machine Trumps Ghost

It is—time flies—now thirty years since the appearance of The Closing of the American Mind, an anniversary noted by Alexander Riley in The American Conservative. The whole thing is well worth reading, but this passage caught my attention: Some elements … Continue reading

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It’s Darwin’s Birthday Today, But….

It’s Darwin’s birthday today, which is a good excuse to note that his message may not have entirely got through. Here’s Gallup from June 2012: Despite the many changes that have taken place in American society and culture over the … Continue reading

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Darwin the Candidate

The election results didn’t give me much to smile about, but here’s one exception. The Athens Banner-Herald reports: Charles Darwin, the 19th-century naturalist who laid the foundations for evolutionary theory, received nearly 4,000 write-in votes in Athens-Clarke County in balloting … Continue reading

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