In his new book, Michael Denton is particularly strong on what he terms “the post-Copernican delusion of mankind’s cosmic irrelevance.”
Scientific discoveries have revitalized the outlook that placed man at the center of the cosmos, not in a physical but in a metaphysical sense.
For photosynthesis to proceed on a planet like Earth, sunlight (visual light) must penetrate the atmosphere all the way to the ground.
One or two examples are interesting. But where the argument gains dramatic force is in the accumulation of many examples.
Biologist Michael Denton shows how science has reversed the depressive trend of the past five centuries.