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Number 28 ~ Summer 2010

Essays

Getting Over the Code Delusion

Steve Talbott on epigenetics and the demise of DNA as destiny

How Can I Possibly Be Free?

Raymond Tallis on the neuroscientific case against free will, and why it’s wrong

Hiding Behind the Screen

Roger Scruton on the risks of friendship and the costs of shirking them

Environmentalism as Religion

Joel Garreau on energy sinners and carbon Calvinism

Churchill on Science and Civilization

Justin D. Lyons on politics and the humanities, war and peace, in the age of science

Reviews and Reconsiderations

The Science of Self-Help

Algis Valiunas on goofy advice, dubious wisdom, and neuro-gurus

Disenchanting Determinism

Caitrin Nicol reviews novels by Richard Powers and Rebecca Newberger Goldstein

Hawthorne Series

From Hearth-Fires to Hell-Fires

Diana Schaub reads three tales on the flames of progress

Ethan Brand

Online only: A new critical edition of Hawthorne’s story

Earth’s Holocaust

Online only: A new critical edition of Hawthorne’s story

Fire Worship

Online only: A new critical edition of Hawthorne’s story

Looking Ahead

Shoot First, Get Copyright Later

Looking Back

Lighter-than-Air Follies