Conservative and libertarian arguments about social spending are rooted in the discredited Social Darwinism of Herbert Spencer and William Graham Sumner.
Since the time of Malthus, human population has increased sevenfold. But fossil fuel emissions are nearly 10,000 times higher. If that's not the sort of geometric growth Malthus warned about, I don't know what is.
There's both human perfection and almost divine insight in the work of Aristotle. No other scholar or scientist approaches the genius of Aristotle.
I stood before an eclectic gathering of dinner guests, questions unanswered. This much they knew: the ambiance was festive, the barbecue fare tasted scrumptious, the Chardonnay continued to pour, and plentiful desserts awaited. But nobody could answer two lingering questions: Why this party theme? Why now?
Alexis Rockman's panoramic paintings explore the seamless interdependencies of aquatic, avian and subterranean life. Their omniscient world-views reveal our own terrestrial spectrum to be only a narrow slice.
It's a pity that more than a hundred years ago middle and upper class Americans were more exposed to American poverty than they are now.
The priceless touch from fingertips belonging to my beloved's hands... Witnessing the result of the manipulation of molten precious metal into handcra...
If you don't throw out a jack-o-lantern after Halloween what happens to it? How can a pumpkin die a natural death? What would that look like? These...
Was Jesus Christ really the son of God? It's probably one of the most heated debates in all of history. On one side, the devout Christians believe s...
With few deviations, religions declare that humans are separate from other animals, higher and better than other critters, unique in their relationship with the creator.
Major breakthroughs in the sciences can come from ideas that at first seem bizarre... even impossible. But the universe has also proved to be stranger than we ever imagined.
Political dysfunction in Washington underscores a broader social dysfunction that is enabled by exponentially expanding ignorance. A good way to fight back is by teaching our kids to read widely, write clearly, and think critically -- the foundation of any viable democracy
The hard brown shells of walnuts aren't what you'd see hanging from walnut trees. In real life, on the branch, walnut shells are sheathed in leathery green hulls, as if trying to disguise themselves as avocados.
Pre-election measurements strongly favor Gov. Christie's re-election despite that party ID favors his opponent in a state which has trended Democratic for 30 years, and which Christie won with less than 50 percent of the vote in 2009.
When you say, "The theory of evolution is something that can never be proven or disproven definitively," that's actually incorrect. The theory of evolution CAN be disproven. And that's the beauty of it.
This march was as much about protecting schools that provide low-income children a chance they wouldn't otherwise have, as it is about protecting a new way of supporting teachers to make them masters at their craft.