Evolution heals

A review of Jeremy Taylor

Peanut allergies are rare in Africa, where children are exposed early and often to a variety of microbes that we might regard as old friends.


Evolving into community

A review of Edward O. Wilson

We all belong to a collective, evolutionary process in which we, like the ants, work together to build our community and preserve the species.


The complex, beautiful history of science

A review of Susan Wise Bauer

Microscopes reveal countless worlds inside the world, from cells to tiny structures within cells diligently performing mysterious tasks.


Faith makes us human

A review of Yuval Noah Harari

We wish something would prove beyond doubt that Someone obliged us large-brained, bipedal primates with a breath of consciousness.


An Introduction to Design Arguments, by Benjamin C. Jantzen

Many people have an intuition that the natural world shows purpose, order, or providence. Benjamin Jantzen does a marvelous job analyzing the attempts to turn that intuition into arguments.


God’s Planet, by Owen Gingerich

Stephen Jay Gould regarded science and religion as addressing different kinds of questions. Owen Gingerich goes a step farther with a more nuanced approach.