The materialist idea that you are “all body” — nothing but matter — is hardly more dangerous than the opposite idea, that you are “all spirit.”
According to Halsmer, engineering involves “the creative use of resources and ingenuity to accomplish a purpose or solve a problem.” It does so by creating “affordances.”
Yuval Noah Harari quickly gets down to business, unsentimentally shredding Jefferson’s noble phrases.
During the Q&A, an attendee asked why intelligent design proponents don’t just come out and explicitly say the designer is God.
Staddon’s piece is topical, well written, and carefully reasoned. Coyne is of course free to disagree with Staddon’s conclusions.