Some guy once wrote that there’s nothing new under the sun. He must have had political conservatives’ pro-Darwin arguments in mind.
Razib Khan explains why “evolutionary biology is nothing for conservatives to fear,” since “it is one of the crowning achievements of modern Western civilization.”
Yuval Noah Harari quickly gets down to business, unsentimentally shredding Jefferson’s noble phrases.
“If you actually believe we evolved out of the primordial soup and through happenstance got here, by accident, then our lives literally have no meaning.”
Staddon’s piece is topical, well written, and carefully reasoned. Coyne is of course free to disagree with Staddon’s conclusions.