DARWINISM AND THE HUMANITIES: SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY Scruntiny:N The formal taking of individual votes, as a method of electing to an office or dignity, or of deciding some question proposed to a deliberative assembly; an instance of this procedure. [OED]
Of course, we should love, honor and cherish our species, says Mary Midgley. But do we have to worship it as well?... more»
The link is to short article in NewHumanist.org.uk ("Ideas for Godless People") by the venerable and rather intimidating philosopher and writer Mary Midgely. Well worth our time in an upcoming seminar, I believe that you will find.
And a note to remind you to bring your Back to Methuselah to the November 18th class. We will now witness the Darwinist problem acted on the stage....