To be a good liberal is to back academic freedom, not just at the university level, at which point it is often too late.
Surely the Guardian is not in the business of misleading readers to drive up views, so the case must at least be a little bit about creationism, or religion in schools, right?
Words like “random” and “natural” are often used to express a personal view on matters of ultimate causation, and that gets us into “the areas of the dead.”
Thomas Nagel’s important Mind and Cosmos has already received some attention on ENV — regarding Nagel’s respectful comments on intelligent design in particular.
“For a nonscientist it’s very difficult to figure out what to think …”