Our brains have vastly more ability than is needed for survival, most notably the capacity for language and abstract thought.
In an excerpt from his new book, Professor Flannery identifies Darwin’s principal failing in developing his theory.
One must separate beauty from mate choice in order to tell if animals recognize beauty.
Beauty does not come from randomness. It is beauty, not ugliness that must be explained.
Why is the world a beautiful place and why does it touch me?