As a young Muslim physician suggests, materialism asks us to deny the evidence of our near-universal, dualist experience.
“Nothing in nature will ever simultaneously go to both low entropy and high energy at the same time.”
When you go off to an elite college today, you’re expected to think about the most important questions as if it were true that only material things exist.
He concludes that “evolutionary ‘just so’ stories” are examples of “wishful thinking starved of molecular details.”
“The bombardier beetle’s ancestors simply pressed into different service chemicals that already happened to be lying around. That’s often how evolution works.”