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Seneca college professor. PhD in History and Philosophy of Science and Technology. Check out my book, ‘Modelling Evolution’
21 Mar 19
@threadreaderapp Cool, that worked. Ok, I am going to continue with this inspired by @JacksonEflin and @KevinMKruse livetweeting of Shapiro’s new “The right side of history”. In an appropriate twist, this is a way for me to procrastinate marking HisWesCiv midterms.
@threadreaderapp @JacksonEflin @KevinMKruse Ok, so, we left off at Luther in this crazy jumbled freight train jumping back and forth between the Renaissance and the seventeenth century. Shapiro’s lack of interest in historical details other than FREEDOM and FAITH has made this chapter feel redundant:
@threadreaderapp @JacksonEflin @KevinMKruse He feels like he has to tell us a bit about Descartes and Kepler and such, but his heart is not in it except to remind us that they WERE NOT ATHEISTS
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20 Mar 19
Going to read “The Right Side of History”. This will be some mixture of enlightening, been there done that, and hate-read dunkathon. Let’s see.

No idea what Shapiro’s background is outside trolling libs, but I maybe he’s sort of Straussian? The ‘Jerusalem plus Athens’ thing.
So the thesis is ‘things have never been better, but we’re fucking it up now.’ Pinker + angst.
‘We’ in the book is Americans, natch.
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