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Thursday, April 19 2012

Where Angels Fear to Tread: Steven Pinker’s ‘The Better Angels of Our Nature’

Is it worst to be killed by a crazed mob wielding machetes or to die via conveyor belt and filing system? The Better Angels of Our Nature keeps falling victim to the halo effect, creating an aura around reason itself.


Sunday, June 6 2010

Viewing the World at the Level of the Snail’s Lowly Trail

"... I have crawled most of the way through life. I have crawled downward into holes without a bottom, and upward, wedged into crevices where the wind and the birds scream at you until the sound of a falling pebble is enough to make the sick heart lurch."


Sunday, January 1 1995

Evolution (2001)

It feels like a chain industry has bought up a neighborhood institution. It's inevitable, but it is also, like the mall that looms so prominently in Evolution's imaginative realm, routine and uninspired.


Evolution (2001)

For a film that concerns itself with the increasing complexity of hyper-evolutionary organisms, 'Evolution' is decidedly simplistic and one-dimensional.


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