I remember having an exchange with Tom about the meaning of his last name, which seems to correspond to the Biblical place name Beth El, meaning “House of God.”
In Wesley J. Smith’s phrase, in the present cultural moment, we have witnessed “the French Revolution attacking the American Revolution.”
The two also discuss discontinuities in the fossil record as well as Berlinski’s insistence that “any theory of natural selection must plainly meet what I have called a rule against deferred success.”
Berlinski’s plea is that the grave contradictions between evolution and evidence at least be forthrightly admitted.
Back in 2008, Science published an influential research article claiming evidence for a physiological basis behind differences in political views.