Berlinski tempts Peter Robinson to ask him whether he still considers himself an agnostic.
The Nazi Party, says David Berlinski, “was a marvelous engine of cooperation. All those Nazis cooperated with one another running death camps.”
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.”
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.
Their conversation is so full of treasures, it’s hard to distill it down to an essence. But I’ll try.