Today is Darwin Day, marking the birthday of Charles Darwin, who is celebrated around the world as a secular saint.
If nature is so fine-tuned for life’s environment, might the fine-tuning not also include a set of laws of form, geared to actualize the forms of life on earth?
A structuralist view suggests the biological realm is undergirded by “crystal-like” primal patterns, specified in the laws of nature.
While Darwin’s finches demonstrate that natural selection can generate small degrees of adaptive change, they also reveal sharp limits to the mechanism.
Discovery Institute’s Chairman of the Board, Bruce Chapman, asks me how the direction in nature’s evolution was imparted.