Writing at Mind Matters, Michael Egnor dissects another illustration of the “I Suck” impulse at work. It’s from his fellow neuroscientist Steven Novella.
Dr. Egnor gently points out that Dr. Ali has stumbled in understanding both what abstract thought means and what happens in certain rare cases of seizure.
From Dr. Faizal Ali, it looks like another case of Materialism-of-the-Gaps reasoning.
“Follow the evidence wherever it leads.” It’s almost the official rallying cry of intelligent design proponents.
“We can detect more than a thousand problems that had to be solved in advance for life to be able to develop on Earth,” says chemist Marcos Eberlin.