A new book of interest:
Philip Appleman, The Labyrinth: God, Darwin, and the Meaning of Life (New York: Quantuck Lane Press, 2014), 72 pp.
Publisher’s description Why are we here? What is the meaning of life? Philip Appleman sagely and eloquently addresses the questions that humans have pondered for ages, putting them in the illuminating context of our evolutionary development and cultural history. Twenty-first century thinkers reflecting on the long and horrendous history of religious wars and atrocities, are no longer willing to pay the traditional deference to religious authority, preferring instead to seek inside their own lives, thoughts, and actions for the “meaning of life.” Science, especially Darwinian biology, has been helpful to moralists in many ways, and has been the source of some of our firmest social understandings.