in the 21st Century, the secularist view that religion is a Darwinian side-effect, or an emotional “complex” of childlike Freudian defenses that should/will go away, has become an alarmingly dangerous abdication—nay, an abject surrendering—of the received power of the collective being that is the very heart of who we are.
Mental flexibility is the ability to effectively respond to the similar aspects within different situations.
This alternative view of human nature is a deeper, richer, and far more noble narrative of our exclusively human legacy: that of an indomitable spirit possessed of a will for justice and sustained through the millennia by the bounty that it fosters.
Primatologists’ disdain at the notion of an evolved human Spirit rivals that of the clergy in Darwin’s day.
Months after my birth in 1941, Roosevelt secretly met with Churchill at Argentia, Newfoundland with…