The layman’s understanding of the world can’t be considered mere guesswork—it’s the necessary starting point for understanding reality.
Darwin rejected a theory of knowledge that best accords with the common experience of the expert and the layman: a process of induction or intuition whereby sense impressions become memories, and memories become experience.
Darwin’s evolutionary theory rests on a problematic premise: Our senses don’t tell us the truth about nature.
When intellectual arguments against abortion fail to persuade, recourse must be had to images and strategies that awake what David Hume considered our “moral sense.”
Governments don’t legally recognize a certain type of relationship because they are suckers for romance; they do so because they are understandably afraid of the potentially destructive consequences of such romance.