A Eulogy for Harambe

On Saturday, May 28th, a three-year-old child slipped into Harambe’s gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo and fell 15 feet into the moat that separated the humans outside from the animals inside. As panicked onlookers watched, Harambe (the dominant male gorilla) caught the boy and held on to him – perhaps to keep him safe, but what…

Myths, Meaning and Evolution

Meaning and Evolution Michael Gerson, a writer for the Washington Post, wrote an article reviewing the book “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” by Yuval Noah Harari. Both share a secular evolutionary worldview, but what’s particularly interesting is where they diverge. In his book, Harari highlights a particular aspect of our cognitive ability – the stories we tell about ourselves.…

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