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Relativism vs. Certainty

Jonah:  What the creationism/evolution business is really about is the clash of visions between relativism and certitude, each of which is highly obnoxious to a lot of people–a different lot in each case, of course–for reasons not, in either case, hard to understand.    Philosopher Julian Baggini tried to split the difference in the Guardian last month.   He didn’t, in my opinion, really succeed; but you have to like a piece that quotes BOTH then-Cardinal Ratzinger AND The Big Lebowski.

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