As a colleague points out, Nagel’s departure from the “right-thinking consensus” is on a par with David Gelernter’s 2019 farewell to Darwinism.
“It seemed to me that there had to be a conductor to this orchestra. But being an atheist, I didn’t think that was possible.”
Egnor: “Do you want me to explain Thomistic dualism to you?…David, do you not know how St. Thomas explained intentionality?” Papineau: “Uh, no.”
Aldous Huxley noted that LSD “lowers the efficiency of the brain as an instrument for focusing the mind on the problems of life.”
Unfortunately, this is not the first time we have seen inaccurate descriptions of intelligent design from Professor McGrath.