Articles of Note

Yes, the humanities are embattled and the sciences are deemed useful. But if science is a way of life and not just a body of knowledge, it needs liberal education... more »

New Books

The gene isn't an eternal thing that awaited elucidation by humans. It's a living idea with ancestors, development, and maturation — and maybe death... more »

Essays & Opinions

Elon Musk suggests that we may all be living in a simulation, giving an old idea fresh cachet. But why listen to Musk on such a matter?... more »