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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 for . . . . 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 to . . . . Continue Reading »