In a review of Joshua Greene's Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason and the Gap Between Us and Them in The Atlantic ("Why We Fight--And Can We Stop,", 10/23/...
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Are religious people responsible for promoting the continuing battle between evolution and creationism? Of course! But that does not mean that ALL religious people are playing this role.
If Iran and the U.S. are unable to build positive sum political space and the mutual spin becomes a vicious cycle, the negotiations could easily spin into failure.
In November 1979, while Iranian students took hostages after occupying the American embassy in Tehran, I was raising my four-year-old son and trying t...
I think this widespread Tiger hatred is a repudiation of all that is tragic about us. And I feel for the guy, even if he is a lousy human being.
What principles might guide us in these increasingly interesting times in which we live, when the fate of our civilizations, if not our very species, may hang in the balance?
H. Allen Orr
The New York Review of Books
The Evolution of God
by Robert Wright
Little, Brown, 567 pp., $25.99
Robert Wright is not afr...
Having just attended a silent Vipassana meditation retreat at Spirit Rock in woodsy Woodacre, I can report that sitting still and doing nothing was, in fact, the primary activity on my summer vacation.
In his new book, The Evolution of God, Robert Wright follows God's changing moods in ancient scripture, to see what circumstances brought out the best and worst in religions.
It must strike progressive atheists as a stroke of bad luck that Christopher Hitchens, leading atheist spokesperson, happens to have hawkish views on foreign policy.
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