After following the discussion about evolution versus design for the past few decades, I have noticed a common trend.
“The bombardier beetle’s ancestors simply pressed into different service chemicals that already happened to be lying around. That’s often how evolution works.”
Novelist Barbara Kingsolver seriously asserts, in her review of a novel in which trees are characters, that they are people too.
Conceding deep philosophical and scientific premises is one common reason that conservatives lose important arguments.
Believe it or not, many officially smart people think that (1) we are just computers made of meat, (2) computers will soon become conscious, or (3) both.