As Thomas Nagel would argue today, any theory of evolution that excludes the origin of mind and consciousness from consideration is at best half a theory.
As I read through the scientific literature of evolutionary biology to try and convince myself of its accuracy and coherence, I was struck by the frequency with which I encountered “religious” language.
Written in 1959, her monumental book, Darwin and the Darwinian Revolution, continues to tower over Whiggish studies on the subject.
The “fake news” about evolution is no joke. Through the media, in schools and colleges, it shapes our culture and erodes the noblest ideas of humankind’s place in the cosmos.
The design we infer in nature is an insight we abstract from our senses, but the inference itself is acquired by our reason.