I have long believed that “being alive” is the fundamental predicate to possessing even rudimentary intrinsic moral value.
“To get A we need B, but to get B we first need A. To get both together, we need foresight — an engineer capable of planning for the future.”
This is the refrain of the book: “It is all or death!” “All or nothing!” Half-solutions are no solutions at all.
As Lönnig points out, Richard Dawkins and others are at great pains to deny the connection. Why would that be?
Since 2007, Hunt has been claiming to have refuted Michael Behe’s thesis that irreducible complexity cannot arise by mindless evolutionary processes.