There is always a tension between the ego primitively crude, power-seeking minds of backward-looking conservatives and the intellectually curious, forward-looking minds of rational scientists. The ego hates change, and thus ego primitive conservatives hate having to adjust to new information as scientist must do.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!