Admittedly, that may come as a surprise to Elon Musk, but I think Robert Marks defends the argument with a certain persuasive mischievousness.
A New Yorker obit for naturalist atheist philosopher Jerry Fodor noted Fodor’s dismissal of the “natural selection” cult but, surprisingly, did not offer polite contempt.
“Is the soul real? Or is it just an old construct used to explain what a scientifically illiterate society could not?”
Science is on the move. It is slowly morphing from observing nature to embodying naturalism.
Certain subjects, all posing ultimate questions, reduce much of scientific talk to pablum. Why do you think that is?