Religion/Science/Law

The law evokes a sense of immovability and stasis. In the United States, as in many other countries, legal proceedings are infused with pomp, tradition, and precedence. We expect that legality has permanence: we use the term “natural law” to describe the unchanging working of the universe, we campaign to…

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Zoe Weinberg: The Blonde, Blue-Eyed Slave

Alexina did not bother to contest the authenticity of the thick paper trail that documented her sale to James White. If the court agreed that she was white, those contracts would automatically be rendered invalid and she would be free.

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Amy Hollywood: Secular Death

If you no longer have those traditions in place, what is it, if anything, that is doing the work of helping us think about death, whether our own or that of others?

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