With Coffee Spoons

8 years ago with 9 comments
It’s spring, and I am rediscovering the pleasures of the coffee shop patio. A table over, three old Russians scratch lottery tickets. Two tables over, a man enthusiastically discusses his plans for a new kind of porn website (“classy; not like Hustler. That’s just how I was raised…how do you feel about photography?”). A group of Jews goes by, then a group of ...

Adam and Eve and Then Some?

9 years ago with 7 comments
[Discussion with an reader on mono- vs. polygenism] + [Adam & Eve] + [facebook queries] + [helpful friends] leads me to a fascinating post by Michael Flynn on the whole question. Excerpt: …[They] appear to hold that the statement: A: “There is one man from whom all humans are descended” is equivalent to the statement: B: “All humans are descended from [only] one ...