'Does Altruism Exist?'

A Darwinian view argues that genes themselves are selfish. An evolutionary biologist in Darwin's camp, David Wilson wishes to refute this argument once and for all.

Embryos under the Microscope

In her new book, Jane Maienschein lays out the history of embryonic science—going back to Aristotle—hoping to answer an old question: When does a human life begin?

Life After Faith

Is humanity better or worse off believing in the sacred? Kitcher has not provided new reasons for declaring the death of God, but he certainly makes it seem foolish.

At Our Mercy

We have failed utterly to protect our planet and those who share it with us. For Christians, this constitutes a profound break with God.

Darwin’s Tree of Life

An exclusive excerpt from Elizabeth A. Johnson's forthcoming book, 'Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love.'

Darwin’s Nagging Doubt

Nagel’s writings about mind have long provoked controversy, but his latest book is, to many of his fellow intellectuals, outrageous. I think he's on to something.

Nagel’s Untimely Idea

Assessing philosopher Thomas Nagel’s argument that "the Neo-Darwinian conception of nature is almost certainly wrong."

Saving Faith

When was the last time you saw dozens of people lining up for a philosopher’s autograph? That’s what happened in the sprawling basement of a Marietta, Georgia,...

Natural Enemies?

The scientific discoveries of the past four centuries are the most significant intellectual achievement in human history. We have come to understand the deep...

Their Antlers Are Too Big

Robert H. Frank is a Cornell economist who is happy to rethink the axioms of his trade when they don’t square with real-world outcomes. To appreciate how refreshing...


Last month, the Committee on Doctrine of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a critique [PDF] of theologian Elizabeth A. Johnson’s book Quest for...

Podcast: Guy Consolmagno

"I'm as much a missionary of science to Catholics as I am a missionary of religion to science," says Br. Consolmagno, SJ. Listen to the interview here or...
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