Review of WEIT in Wall Street Journal

January 29, 2009 • 9:38 am

A very nice review of WEIT appeared today in the Wall Street Journal.  It was written by the distinguished philosopher Philip Kitcher, who has written extensively on evolution, creationism, and evolutionary psychology.  I highly recommend his recent book, Living with Darwin: Evolution, Design, and the Future of Faith, which not only dismantles intelligent design, but deals with the thorny problem of how nonreligious people can find the same kind of solace and social networking that is provided by religion. Philip also wrote what I consider the definitive critique of evolutionary psychology (then called “sociobiology”): Vaulting Ambition: Sociobiology and the Quest for Human Nature.  Finally, his avocation is James Joyce, and he’s just penned an introduction for the general reader to Finnegans Wake: Joyce’s Kaleidoscope: An Invitation to Finnegans Wake, an accomplishment which I can regard only with astonishment.