Dyson points out that the highly improbable is actually quite probable by invoking “Littlewood’s law of miracles.”
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.
Shermer tries to rewrite history by insisting that science is built on atheistic assumptions.
Truth, beauty, and goodness are abstract concepts that correspond to our deepest desires. They are not likely to have evolved by a neo-Darwinian process.