In 2011, Sean Carroll wrote an essay on why — from a science perspective — our minds must be extinguished at death
In order to push this, he has to make some pretty big changes to our normal dictionary definition of what “nothing” means.
I have to admit it makes me smile to think Professor Gleiser’s thoughts ahead of him.
Any of us can point to certain pivotal events in our past that need not have occurred, but did.
The median artery was not caught in the act of “evolving,” either in the micro- or macro- sense. It has been caught in the act of “persisting.”