For the body politic, policies that take natural selection seriously will increasingly restrain human life and freedom in the face of competing animal and ecological interests.
Earlier this month, Nature looked ahead at “five experiments as hard as finding the Higgs.” Two of them have relevance to the debate between naturalistic evolution and intelligent design.
Wallace would break from Darwin in 1869 and develop a theory of intelligent evolution that in many ways presaged modern intelligent design theory.
The paper begins by recounting some of the arguments raised during the Texas State Board of Education debate that challenged chemical and biological evolution.
When we saw that headline we thought it was going to be a delicious Onion-type parody. Sorry to disappoint you.