Play the videotape of evolutionary history back again and Ken Miller imagines you get a charming brainy creature for God to play with — something lovable and admirable.
A central progressive theme was historicism, crediting history almost exclusively with the development of culture.
Most of us think of science as the enterprise of seeking truth by formulating hypotheses and testing them against the evidence. This is empirical science.
My argument here is not with Kenneth Miller’s science but with his imagination.