Following Darwin, with an assist from Stephen Jay Gould and Richard Lewontin, Ken Miller proposes that human reason, consciousness, etc. are exaptations, or “spandrels.”
Is it really plausible to say that humans and chimps share an evolutionarily recent common ancestor, some 6 million years ago?
Lamoureux is the theistic evolutionist who left an indelible impression a couple of years ago when he debated Stephen Meyer and atheist Lawrence Krauss.
I am intrigued, but to be honest, I don’t quite know what to make of it just yet, and don’t want to jump to any conclusions.
Some voices, if not necessarily thoughtful or serious ones, have recognized this, while at the same time missing the point.