Posts Tagged ‘Human Nature’

About The Nature of Things (De Rerum Natura)

The ancient philosophers sought to understand the order of the world by comprehending the nature of things. All things that exist have a nature and an essence, and they move and act according to their nature for a fixed purpose. This nature originates at birth and comes from God, not man or society. For example, the nature of a flower inclines it to the light, the nature of a dog directs it to chase...

Women as Warriors?

Shall I tell you what my first impulse was on seeing the news conference at which Leon Panetta announced how “pleased” he was that the time had come to put an end to “the ground combat exclusion rule for women”? I thought the Secretary of Defense had gone off his rocker.

Why would an otherwise sane man authorize sending women into war? “Poor chap,” I said to my wife, “he’s gone completely crackers.” But...