Adam Gopnik  

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Adam Gopnik, (born August 24, 1956) a writer, essayist and commentator, is primarily known for his work published by The New Yorker, for which he has written since 1986. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but was raised in Montreal, Quebec. His parents were professors at McGill University, from which Gopnik received a Bachelor of Arts degree. He lives in New York with his wife, Martha Parker, and two children Luke and Olivia.

Gopnik studied art history and with his friend Kirk Varnedoe curated the famous 1990 High/Low show at New York's Museum of Modern Art. He later wrote an article for Search Magazine on the connection between religion and art and the compatibility of Christianity and Darwinism. He states in the article that the arts of human history are products of religious thought and that human conduct is not guaranteed by religion or secularism.

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