Tag Archives: evolution

Mel’s question

During the course of what is now a lengthy thread on the future and role of the humanities in higher education, Mel asked me a very thought-provoking question. It runs as follows: SL, do you have any thoughts on the theories and theoreticians popular in the humanities that derive in whole or in part from […]

First cut is the deepest

In an attempt to drain the pus from the festering debate between science and religion — mainly over things like the teaching of ‘intelligent design’ in US schools — paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould came up with the notion of ‘Non Overlapping Magisteria’. He argued that: The magisterium of science covers the empirical realm: what the Universe is […]