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Darwin’s World of Pain and Wonder

Fall 2009 - Winter 2010Algis Valiunas on the great scientist’s spiritual torment

The Humble Scientist

Fall 2015Chase W. Nelson on the character and career of his late teacher, Austin L. Hughes

Evolution and Ethics, Revisited

Spring 2014Gertrude Himmelfarb considers T. H. Huxley’s rebuttal of an early form of scientism

Moderately Socially Conservative Darwinians

Winter/Spring 2013Peter Augustine Lawler on the surprisingly traditional values of evolutionary psychologists

The Evolutionary Ethics of E. O. Wilson

Winter/Spring 2013Whitley Kaufman on the moral paradoxes of sociobiology

Portrait of the Artist as a Caveman

Winter/Spring 2013Micah Mattix on just-so storytelling and the “art instinct”

Scientism in the Arts and Humanities

Fall 2013Roger Scruton on why art is more than matter and meme

The Folly of Scientism

Fall 2012Austin L. Hughes challenges the trespassing of scientists on philosophy’s domain

Evolution and the Illusion of Randomness

Fall 2011Stephen L. Talbott on survival, fitness, and the purposiveness of organisms

C. S. Lewis Goes to the Laboratory

Fall 2006Thomas W. Merrill on the science and faith of Francis Collins