“Lessons of History” by Will & Ariel Durant

Key Excerpts from Will & Ariel Durant's "Lessons of History."Their perspective is a unique version of Darwinism that embraces religion, hope and freedom of choice. 'The first biological lesson of history is that life is competition. Competition is not only the life of trade, it is the trade of…

On Man-Sized Lobsters Circa 1450

New York fishermen hauled in foot-long lobsters, which they preferred for“serving at table” because they were more convenient to eat than the five and six-foot lobsters they also caught.…