The picture of life that biologist Scott Turner sketches in his recent book is remarkable, and not easy to fully take aboard in your mind.
A New Yorker obit for naturalist atheist philosopher Jerry Fodor noted Fodor’s dismissal of the “natural selection” cult but, surprisingly, did not offer polite contempt.
The year’s top “best” book is Tom Bethell’s Darwin’s House of Cards (Discovery Institute Press).
Consider one of the simplest kinds of homeostasis — just one part of the regulation of sugar metabolism in E coli.
Biologist Scott Turner’s spot-on phrase, the “Reverse Pinocchio,” captures the idea well.