Monthly Archives: October 2004

Iran and the Bomb

If we want to discourage the Iranians from having their own nukes, we ought to try to understand why they want them so badly, and the fact we are all playing chicken with each other. Continue reading

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Dawkins and Group Selection

Both biologists and anthropologists have claimed that with rare exceptions, the principle of selection by groups does not operate as an evolutionary force. I believe that the biologists are right but the anthropologists are wrong. I have the temerity to take on the great Richard Dawkins in this essay. Continue reading

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Faith, Cognitive Dissonance, and the Republican Party

If you’re brought up trained to believe religious doctrine that collides with reality you will find it easier to reconcile current Republican doctrine that is equally at odds with the world we live in. Continue reading

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