Philosopher Mary Midgely pointed out the fatuousness of the “meme” hypothesis in painfully direct terms.
“For myself, unregenerate humanity is preferable — the flawed and conflicted creatures we are.”
An image offered by Einstein, of the sublimely mysterious library, is sensitive and beautiful.
It’s not just that media-darling disciplines ruled by naturalism fail the facts. They fail at precisely the points where they should succeed if naturalism were true.
In the absence of a common designer, the presumption of human dignity and quality has no anchor — it’s just wishful thinking.