Two questions:

1. No doubt some advised Ferdinand and Isabella not to subsidize Columbus’s voyages to the west. To them, and to Heschel and Abernathy, if not then, when?

2. Given that some “religious leaders” cannot distinguish between global warming and climate change or even correctly state when human life begins, why would you think that on a matter involving science and communal well-being, they would have any unique insights in support of “balance,” or even any wiser thoughts than historians, economists, sociologists, humanists, or ordinary blokes, among others?

Expand full comment

Excellent article.

Expand full comment