As a colleague points out, Nagel’s departure from the “right-thinking consensus” is on a par with David Gelernter’s 2019 farewell to Darwinism.
Stephen Meyer has aligned himself in spirit with the geologist Charles Lyell, who explained geological features “by reference to causes now in operation.”
“It seemed to me that there had to be a conductor to this orchestra. But being an atheist, I didn’t think that was possible.”
There were a couple of striking things about the debate, where Meyer was overcome early on by a migraine brought on by the bright lights.
Egnor: “Do you want me to explain Thomistic dualism to you?…David, do you not know how St. Thomas explained intentionality?” Papineau: “Uh, no.”