A couple of articles that might be pertinent to this topic appeared in our local paper this morning. One had to do with rules for filling seats on the Board of Trustees of our local community college. The county appoints half the trustees, the state the other half, and the conflict of interest rules for… Continue reading Corruption?


Exceptionalism – Resolving the Wallace Paradox

Alfred Russell Wallace, whose famous letter had alerted Charles Darwin in 1858 that he was in danger of being scooped on the principle of natural selection, broke with the principle just where it applied to human intelligence. Wallace accepted that humans developed from the apes, but he had little respect for the mental abilities of… Continue reading Exceptionalism – Resolving the Wallace Paradox