Here is a small, representative sampling of such claims over the past three centuries. These claims are not from science, but they drive science.
How does life emerge from that which is not alive? This mystery exercises a peculiar fascination, with the power to elicit remarkable feats of imagination.
Unfortunately, religion has infected science and the result is bad religion and bad science.
I enjoyed Wilson’s book, and I learned a lot from it. But this biography’s most interesting feature is its firm rejection of Darwin’s theory of evolution.