When organ-transplant medicine was launched, a wary society was solemnly promised that organs would be taken only from the dead.
Truth, beauty, and goodness are abstract concepts that correspond to our deepest desires. They are not likely to have evolved by a neo-Darwinian process.
Professor Alan Levinovitz asks: Science as “a big book of Important Truths”?
The failure to understand the gulf that separates humans from animals, and humans from machines, is a source of confusion to rival almost any other.
Unfortunately, Pinker’s overweening faith in science as a reliable path to the truth has its own problems.