Welcome to the Spring 2008 issue of TOS. Here is a preview of the articles at hand.
My essay, “Immigration and Individual Rights,” zeros in on the basic principle of America and demonstrates that this principle mandates a policy of open immigration; it then debunks several common arguments for prohibiting or limiting immigration, shows why all such arguments are necessarily invalid, and indicates what Americans must do if we are to reestablish and maintain the kind of moral, rights-respecting immigration policy that was advocated by the Founders.
Keith Lockitch’s article, “Darwin and the Discovery of Evolution,” surveys Darwin’s education, work experience, expeditions, and inquiries; examines his observation-based, hands-on approach to gathering data from which to draw conclusions; and highlights the objectivity and truth of his consequent theory of evolution.
David Harriman’s essay, “Isaac Newton: Discoverer of Universal Laws,” examines key aspects of Newton’s discoveries, shows how he embraced and employed the scientific context established by giants who came before him (such as Galileo and Kepler), and indicates how he rose to even greater heights of explanation through a breathtaking unity of observation, experimentation, conceptual expansion, concept formation,. . . Continue »