Consider an analogy. Imagine you have gone to visit the circular pattern of great stones on the Salisbury Plain in England known as Stonehenge.
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.
A chemist like Tour, a very distinguished one, knows from a career’s worth of lab work how painstakingly difficult it is to synthesize molecules you want.
It’s a MONSTER because it’s 1007 pages, which means you’ll probably still be reading it when the Chicago Cubs are in the World Series again.
“[U]nder certain conditions, matter inexorably acquires the key physical attribute associated with life.” Oh, really, does it?