Beaten to the punch on Pinker

Months ago now I heard of Steven Pinker’s latest book Enlightenment Now. His thesis is that the world is a great place to live and getting better to which he credits the values of the Enlightenment. Here’s an article in the WSJ by Pinker if you don’t want to read the book. I subsequently bookmarked this review by John Gray, this review by Nick Spencer, and this opinion piece by Ross Douthat. I saved them to write an article where I combined quotes from these clever pieces and form it all into one helpful,…

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The Curiosity Index (22.02.2018)

Billy Graham (1918-2018) The great evangelist of the 20th century has graduated to glory. You probably won’t find better or more comprehensive coverage than at Christianity Today. I loved When Billy Took Britain By Storm. A lot has been written and more of course to come just don’t expect all of it to be glowing he was human after all. Syria conflict: Will powers end up in direct war? I think the chances of this conflict escalating are increasing all the time. 75 Years Ago Today: The Incredible Story of Hans and Sophie…

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