Only a special type of being very close to our own biological design could have taken the first and vital step to technological enlightenment, fire-making.
For photosynthesis to proceed on a planet like Earth, sunlight (visual light) must penetrate the atmosphere all the way to the ground.
The extraordinary ensembles of natural environmental fitness described in my book are thoroughly documented scientific facts.
Many have believed (and many still do believe) that Darwin drove teleology out of biology forever.
The unique powers of cells — their “demonic catalytic powers” — and their fitness to play their unique role as the building blocks of all life are a wonder.