“The transition from a human diet based exclusively on wild plants and animals to one involving dependence on domesticated plants and animals beginning 10,000 to 11,000 ya in Southwest Asia set into motion a series of profound health, lifestyle, social, and economic changes affecting human populations throughout most of the world.”

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“I’m what theologians call an ignostic, that I don’t even know what I don’t even know, and that I believe when it comes to language about ultimate things we’re too often mired in ambiguity and uncertainty to make definite claims. I’ve generally embraced an understanding that the claims of belief are different from the claims of science, and that creedal confessions are more like poetry than they are logical inferences about the objective world.”

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