Even James Lovelock, who created Gaia Theory, now worries that environmentalism has become a religion.
You are more likely to hear proponents of intelligent design being chastised even by media that ought to know better.
What complexity there is in our water cycle, which brings life to many organisms and at the same time replenishes and renews itself.
These abstract concepts don’t derive from the material world, yet we feel impoverished without them; they’re foundations of a life worth living.
Chait writes smart, concise dialogue on these subjects, and seems to have learned more than a thing or two from biologist Scott Turner’s recent book, Purpose and Desire.