Influenced by a long line of materialist thinkers, Charles Darwin proposed the mechanism of natural selection as a substitute for God.
This is an important thing to remember as we continue to evaluate the legacy of Darwin’s arguments today.
In a conversation with Lex Fridman, Magnus Carlsen betrays no sense of empathy for how his view that life is an accident might negatively impact others.
Leonhard Euler was known to work out complex derivations in his head while blind. Of what possible use was this ability for survival?
The historical wellspring of randomness in evolutionary theory is Darwin’s own insistence on “chance” at the causal foundations of life.