Bill Watterson’s classic cartoon characters often faced weighty existential problems, while their namesakes (French theologian John Calvin and English political theorist Thomas Hobbes) continue to shape our views of human nature with their gloomy estimates of society. Are people basically trustworthy and cooperative, or otherwise? Is life really as Hobbes described it, “mean, nasty, brutish and short”?
This morning Rev. Kowalski takes a look at the evidence, with some help from the Sunday funnies.