Some Thoughts About Horse Burgers, Psychology and Class

    Much of what is today called “social criticism” consists of members of the upper classes denouncing the tastes of the lower classes (bawdy entertainment, fast food, plentiful consumer goods) while considering themselves egalitarians. Steven Pinker What should we make of the horse meat scandal that has seen beef burgers and lasagnes stripped from … Continue reading Some Thoughts About Horse Burgers, Psychology and Class

REVIEW: “The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution” by Richard Dawkins

In the appendix to Richard Dawkins’ latest book – The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution – the author reproduces the results of Gallup’s 2008 poll sampling American popular opinion about evolution. An astonishing 44% of those polled identified the statement “God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one … Continue reading REVIEW: “The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution” by Richard Dawkins