When you go off to an elite college today, you’re expected to think about the most important questions as if it were true that only material things exist.
One might call the 20th century a “philosopher of the gaps” period, with scientists basking in the headlines and philosophy finding less and less to do.
Swamidass’s response doesn’t address our main arguments, but he indicates he is impressed by what Darwinian mechanisms accomplished in generating chloroquine resistance.
Wallace’s formulation of evolution was quite incompatible with Darwin’s. His theory might be called intelligent evolution.
“There is intelligence that underlies the evolutionary process. You cannot explain it without that.”