One might call the 20th century a “philosopher of the gaps” period, with scientists basking in the headlines and philosophy finding less and less to do.
In an excerpt from his new book, Professor Flannery identifies Darwin’s principal failing in developing his theory.
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.
Dawkins argues that even if the design works, it would “offend any tidy-minded engineer.” Yet the overall design of the eye actually optimizes visual acuity.
“Organisms will change ever so slightly in order to stay the same and, thus, survive in their particular niche or environment.”