“We are survival machines,” wrote atheist biologist Richard Dawkins, “robot vehicles blindly programmed to preserve the selfish molecules known as genes.”
After she realized she had lost her battle with cancer, my wife Melissa wrote a letter to our children.
In an interview, Julian Baggini asserted that, while consciousness is not an illusion, a unified self that persists through time is.
Ruse’s chronological snobbery might be forgiven if the claims he makes for Darwinism can be unequivocally substantiated.
A substantive argument is a lovely thing to behold, to watch or to listen to, even if punctuated (in Myers’s case) by the usual grumpy insults.