Under the theory of an unguided process of chemical and biological evolution, should a threshold of complexity, clearly identifying life, be expected?
Charles Darwin described an atrophied sensitivity to “grandeur” that he noted in himself.
Above all, major props to Lee Cronin for showing up at all. That took courage. He earns my admiration.
The soldier mindset, also known as motivated reasoning, leads us to defend the stronghold of our belief commitments against intellectual threats, come what may.
Descartes is one of the founding fathers of Western science. And the conversion from medieval scholasticism to Cartesian dualism propelled science dramatically.