• Cosmology
  • Why Nothing Matters

    Reflections on A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing by Lawrence Krauss In his new book, A Universe from Nothing, Lawrence Krauss explicitly acknowledges that, to fully understand the genesis of our cosmos, we have no choice but to face the nothingness that preceded it. But, in so doing, he inadvertently […]

  • Anthropology
  • Our Better Angels: Altruistic or Apathetic?

    Reflections on The Better Angels of our Nature by Steven Pinker There can be little doubt that the increased use of reason has, throughout history and particularly over the past few centuries, dramatically decreased violence around the globe. Yet this decrease in violence has gone hand in glove with an equally precipitous drop in birth rates. […]