Influenced by a long line of materialist thinkers, Charles Darwin proposed the mechanism of natural selection as a substitute for God.
The nonsense will cease eventually. But eventually is a long way off, if Barbieri’s dilemma is any guide.
“Either you’re with us and on board on these issues or you are anti-science. That is a very unhelpful position for scientists to be taking.”
The word often permits the improbable to be considered probable for the purposes of sounding like science without providing any.
I hasten to add that the course is being taught by my wife, Kristin Marais! The class will be a full two-semester course.