Economics and Politics

Some men see things as they are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were and ask why not?  Robert F. Kennedy With money comes power over the world. Men are freed from drudgery, women from exploitation. Businesses can be started, homes built, communities formed,...

God and Religion

If one consults reason alone, one cannot assent to the articles of our faith. Luther The theory of probabilities is at bottom nothing but common sense reduced to calculation; it enables us to appreciate with exactitude that which reasonable minds feel with a sort of...

The Pursuit of Physical Immortality

The defining political conflict of the 21st century will be the battle over life and death. On one side stand the partisans of mortality, who counsel humanity to quietly accept our morbid fate and go gentle into that good night. On the other is the party of life, who...

Philosophy and Reason

But for all this terror [20th century with its 100-million-killed], there is one thing that is worse: the thought that all the suffering and all the pleasure of life have no meaning. And that is the sad corollary of our vanishing religious life. . . It [Science] has...

Science and Medicine

. . . and knowledge, as Lord Bacon observes, being power, the human powers will, in fact, be enlarged; nature, including both its materials, and its laws, will be more at our command; men will make their situation in this world abundantly more easy and comfortable;...