Category Archives: History

Rejecting collective guilt

Hans Kundnani commented on a cover story in Die Zeit, which reported on attitudes among German teenagers toward the Nazi past. The general sentiment, it seems, was “Was geht das mich noch an?” (Perhaps “why would it still matter to … Continue reading

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Evolution: Is it more a matter of politics than of science?

In an interview found here, John S. Wilkins says, “Science is crucial to our social fabric and survival - we had better not mess it up for polemic reasons.” That is the sort of statement to which the response can … Continue reading

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The Pope and the Galileo Affair

This entry collects together some remarks about Feyerabend’s comments on the Galileo Affair and their use by Pope Benedict XVI, with minor updates. There had been much discussion of the Galileo Affair following the election of Benedict because the then … Continue reading

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