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A Thoroughly Awesome Take on Civility in Public Discourse from Terry Teachout (and George Washington)

Not that I always live up to it, but I think that this is great: George Washington once drew up a list of rules of civility. Here is the first one: “1st Every Action done in Company, ought to be … Continue reading

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Michael Ruse laments New Atheist meddling in his once cozy relationship with the Templeton Foundation

In the Nation’s recent profile of the Templeton Foundation, I notice that A.C. Grayling and Michael Ruse are quoted. Here’s the relevant passage: A.C. Grayling, a British philosopher and former columnist for New Scientist magazine . . . accuses the foundation … Continue reading

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Jerry Coyne, Robert Wright, and the Evolution of God

I’ve read the first couple chapters of Robert Wright’s new book, The Evolution of God, and I’m not interested in prejudging it as a whole before I’m actually finished with it, but so far it’s a very stimulating read. The book is densely argued, … Continue reading

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