The standard narrative tells a story of the increasing merit of materialistic causes. All of this allegedly occurs in a series of inevitable stages.
Fossils are great; the more the better. Experience from spectacular discoveries assures us that no surprises will change Charles Darwin’s own cause for doubt.
“With all our advanced technology, we are not close to producing human-engineered self-replicating machines.”
If living things are only the result of chance processes, does human life have any intrinsic value?
In modern paleontology it is still a very common phenomenon that fossils are over-interpreted by the scientists and over-hyped in the media.