Pet Project

From the February 1999 Print Edition

If a Lion Could Talk: Animal Minds and the Evolution of Consciousness by Stephen Budiansky Free Press, 210 pages, $25 Stephen Budiansky’s If a Lion Could Talk is a skeptical look at animals and the claims made on their behalf by animal-welfare advocates. In his articles as a science writer . . . . Continue Reading »

Exultant Abnegation

From the February 1997 Print Edition

Forbidden Knowledge: From Prometheus to Pornography By Roger Shattuck St. Martins, 369 pages, $26.95 As the title suggests, this book ventures into some fairly dangerous territory. Author Roger Shattuck has even posted “Warnings to the Reader,” once at the beginning and again when we come . . . . Continue Reading »