Charles Darwin always recognized to some extent the problem of removing all vestiges of intelligent causation from evolutionary processes.
Natural selection reveals itself as not just a metaphor but a mixed one: Nature being dumb but nevertheless capable of discrimination.
Explaining the origin of complex phenotypic novelty is the million-dollar question in evolutionary biology.
Our ability to adapt to fantastically diverse circumstances did not result from the happenstance of environmental conditions.
The quote for which Lewontin has become best known appeared in his 1997 review of a book by Carl Sagan.