Homo Faber

“Discovery En Route to Antarctica” (detail) by Vincent Alexander Booth, 2014, via Private Collection/Bridgeman Images

By Lewis H. Lapham

Evolution has arranged that we take pleasure in understanding — those who understand are more likely to survive.
— Carl Sagan

I’m sorry I know so little; I’m sorry we all know so little. But that’s



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