Berlinski tempts Peter Robinson to ask him whether he still considers himself an agnostic.
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.”
Their conversation is so full of treasures, it’s hard to distill it down to an essence. But I’ll try.
David and Ben cover the philosophical and political attack on essentialism, why evolution is fundamentally at odds with a fixed nature to human beings, and much more.
Listen in as Dr. Meyer interviews Dr. Berlinski, author of the new book Human Nature.