Happy Thanksgiving

Abraham Lincoln, one of my great heroes, declared the first Thanksgiving National Holiday on October 3, 1863 in the midst of the worst crisis in American history. Here is what he proclaimed:The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and . . . . Continue Reading »

Lead into Gold Continued: The NRO Symposium

The NRO has published a mini-symposium containing the views of William Hurlbut, Jennifer Lahl (of the CBC), Carter Snead, and other notable commentators about the great stem cell breakthrough. They are all worth reading.But I thought Leon Kass’s perspective was most worthy of discussion here . . . . Continue Reading »

Yearning for Human Extinction

So much anti-humanism being expressed by people who live at a time of the greatest prosperity in history and who are members of the first moral species in the known history of the universe. The latest example of self-loathing concludes a book review written for Nature (no link) by one Chris D. . . . . Continue Reading »