Nature may not make jumps, but Carl Bergstrom sure does.
Dr. Egnor draws upon Aristotle to argue that mutations and other random events only occur, and have their meaning, against a backdrop of purpose and design.
Undirected natural selection can’t lift itself by its own bootstraps — accidents can’t happen in nature except in a sea of design.
Scholarship on Spinoza in the last decade has increasingly recognized that he opposed the observational (empirical) and mathematical analyses of nature.
Peter Atkins is right that science can answer the biggest question we can ask. His problem is that he doesn’t like the answer science provides.