In a fascinating essay published in The Atlantic in 1998, Edward O. Wilson digs into us to try to understand — The Biological Basis of Morality — and he leavens our understanding of faith and facts by pitting religious transcendentalism against scientific empiricism. Wilson argues, in a thought-provoking and wide-ranging article, that the fate of the human condition rests in tempering a harmony between those opposite, and irreconcilable, philosophies.
The greatest living American Playwright and double Pulitzer Prize winning author August Wilson is dying.
August Wilson told the world Friday he has inoperable liver cancer.
He found out in June he was terminal. Doctors say he might live until October.
August isn’t dying lonely or alone.
He is leaving us by cursing that good night with pen in hand and parchment on his lap as he places the final touches on Radio Golf, the last play of his life.
What must it be like for August Wilson to know his ending while writing his future?