Human Exceptionalism

Pearls Before Swine Takes on Stem Cell Research

I love the comic strip Pearls Before Swine. In the last few days, it has poked fun at the embryonic stem cell/cloning debate. For a good laugh, check these out: Rat gets bored; the pitter patter of little feet, why cloning is bad, and bad news for Goat.

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Jussie Smollett Changes His Story Again

The actor Jussie Smollett continues to talk about the alleged January 29 attack on him during a frigid night in Chicago, giving Good Morning America his fullest description yet of his claims. It differs substantially from what he told police initially after the alleged assault. Smollett told GMA that the ... Read More

Why Is Lin-Manuel Miranda Throwing Away His Shot?

Everybody needs a vacation, and after Hamilton maybe Lin-Manuel Miranda needed one more than most. At some point, though, relaxing becomes loafing. Miranda has a wonderful gift, but what he’s done with it lately is unconscionable. This week marks four years since Miranda’s musical masterpiece Hamilton ... Read More