A little chaos may be a good thing

Our brains crave order, but it's not always what's best for our politics

One of the accounts of creation in the Book of Genesis more or less suggests that God’s role was to make order out of chaos. If that’s so – and who am I to second-guess writing that has survived 26 centuries or so? – then at least two reactions seem reasonable.

First, we should take hope, folks: The chaos of our lives these days – pandemic, violence, pol…

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