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Steven Pinker reviews Jerry Coyne's new book

 

Steven Pinker in Current Biology:

CoyneBetween 2005 and 2007, a quartet of bestsellers by Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, Dan Dennett, and Christopher Hitchens launched the New Atheism. Emboldened by the growing success of science in explaining the world (including our own minds), inspired by new...

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Notes on Abdullah Hussain: HM Naqvi remembers a master of Urdu realism

 

H. M. Naqvi in Scroll:

ScreenHunter_1289 Aug. 04 12.47When Abdullah Hussain ashed a cigarette, he always missed the ashtray. There was an inevitable salting in his immediate periphery. He had large, dramatic hands that he used to swat the air when he spoke. He spoke English with a slight, lilting British intonation, tending...

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Tuesday Poem

Pasco, Barabara
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I find I am descending in a propeller plane upon Pasco
in the state of Washington. I accept this;
I have reasons for participating in the experiential sequence
that has brought me here. Down below the land is printed
with huge circles, doubtless an irrigation...

 

Information, Evolution, and intelligent Design - With Daniel Dennett

    


Truly I Say To You Today That Bono Is An Asswipe

Albert Burneko in The Concourse:

ScreenHunter_1288 Aug. 04 12.39At the intersection of all the annoying things a rock star can be—messianic, pretentious, vapid, dumb, old, creatively bankrupt, grandiose, utterly bereft of self-awareness, calcified into a grotesque oily wire-rack-in-the-grocery-store knockoff of himself,...

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