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Richard Dawkins Says the Birth of an Australopithecus or Neanderthal Would “Change Everything.” I’m Not So Sure.

Richard Dawkins thinks that the recovery of some of our human-like ancestors would “change everything”: Moving from paper to flesh and blood would require embryological technologies that will probably come on stream during the lifetime of some of my readers. … Continue reading

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Jim Carey’s The Truman Show and Jean-Paul Sartre’s The Flies: Two Meditations on Existential Freedom

Jim Carey’s The Truman Show and Jean-Paul Sartre’s play, The Flies, are existentialist parables of human freedom. The Truman Show explores the terror underlying the notion that there might be an all controlling father above who manipulates the situation of his creatures for his pleasure. If such a being … Continue reading

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