Tag: E.O. Wilson
Remembering Freeman Dyson and the Enduring Lesson of “Dyson’s Hypothesis”
Dyson points out that the highly improbable is actually quite probable by invoking “Littlewood’s law of miracles.”
Religion, Science, and Evolution: Confessions of a Darwinian Skeptic
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.
Farewell to Gertrude Himmelfarb, Brutally Honest Historian of the “Darwinian Revolution”
Written in 1959, her monumental book, Darwin and the Darwinian Revolution, continues to tower over Whiggish studies on the subject.
Why Michael Shermer’s “Case for Scientific Humanism” Fails
Shermer tries to rewrite history by insisting that science is built on atheistic assumptions.
The Transcendental Treasury of Truth, Beauty, and Goodness
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.