In the Image

Often when we talk about what it is that makes us human, we talk about how we are different than other animals. We talk about upright posture, language, culture, self transcendence and so on. Our concern seems to be to articulate and establish our distance from animals.  Theologically speaking what makes us human, what makes […]

Who is the smartest of them all?

It turns out, ironically enough, that designing accurate and  appropriate intelligence tests for animals, tests our intelligence.  Recently the Wall Street Journal ran an article by  Frans de Waal about animal intelligence and the difficulties in creating appropriate tests.  Please take a few minutes to read de Waal’s article, it is quite interesting. We seem to be an insecure […]