A millimeter-sized beetle flies efficiently with feathery wings and a beat mode not seen before. Did it evolve by natural selection?
Naturalists, like everyone else, generally trust their reason to lead them to truth.
The notion that the building blocks of life were easily gotten may have seemed intuitive to journalists and others acquainted with Mary Shelley’s novel.
Podcaster Sam Davis told Justin Brierley that what did it for him was reading Yuval Noah Harari’s idea that “humanity is a weaver of stories.”
The fatal flaw with metaphysical vitalism was that it invariably led to circular reasoning.