Volume 9, No.8 - November 1999
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Mystic pizza/The code buster/Fleeing field-workers, and more
High on the Hog/Discourse as décor/The mad miniaturist
OH MY DARWIN!
Cambridge, Massachusetts is home to some of the country's most prominent evolutionary scientists. But that doesn't make them friends or allies. Far from it. Harvard entomologist E.O. Wilson and MIT psychologist Steven Pinker believe we owe even language and morality to gene-based natural selection. They are adamantly opposed by Harvard biologists Stephen J. Gould and Richard Lewontin, who believe that the mysteries of evolution cannot be reduced to DNA. Is Cambridge big enough for both points of view?
by James Schwartz
Michael Massing on Sidewalk
Richard Panek on The Star of Bethlehem
Joanne Wypijewski on The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction
Adam Shatz on The Black Book of Communism
John Palattella on Waste and Want
Laura Secor on The Culture of Power in Serbia
Ruth Shalit on Crossing
Stephen Burt on A Critic's Journey
Alison Demos on Life and Death on Mt. Everest
John Plotz on Politics, Philosophy, Terror
Jim Holt dashes your dreams.
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