COVERING THE COVERAGE
EDITORIALS

The Laser and the Lightbulb

Imagine yourself trapped in a totally dark, unfamiliar room. After you enter, the door locks behind you. Fortunately, there are two things in your hands. One is a state of the art, expert-grade laser light that illuminates in brilliant detail a round circle about an...

Heresies that Happen to be True

In my last two essays, I introduced a concept of "presumptuous certainty," which refers to the twin human tendencies to believe what we wish were true rather than what is actually true and then to invest those convenient beliefs with manufactured certainty. I also...