Toby Craig Jones (Rutgers): America, Oil, and War in the Middle East. Jeremy Waldron (NYU): What is Natural Law Like? Travis Reitsma on Major League Baseball and the glorification of American foreign policy. The first chapter from The Brain and the Meaning of Life by Paul Thagard. The oldest chunk of rock in the world: The 3.8 billion-year-old rock proves that tectonic plates may have been shifting longer than we thought. When a bride-to-be is overwhelmed, she may need a magazine-of-honor. A look at how presidential elections are impacted by a 100 million year old coastline. A review of Rational Empires: Institutional Incentives and Imperial Expansion by Leo Blanken. Scientists have sequenced the full genomes of 91 sperm from one man, the first complete sequencing of a human gamete cell; it demonstrates the vast genetic variation in one person.