It’s interesting to see what Derek E. G. Briggs is willing to admit about the Cambrian explosion.
One genuine surprise in recent decades has been the discovery that plants have nervous systems like animals.
The smartest of invertebrates, the octopus, once again prompts us to rethink what we believe to be the origin of intelligence.
The widely accepted heritability of IQ — between 57 percent and 80 percent in twin studies — is strong evidence for the materiality of the intellect.
Evans et al. (2021) seem to have been well aware of the circular reasoning in their argument.