Wait. Barash’s hypothesis overlooks the fact that suffering is more than an alarm system. An alarm could be going off in an empty building.
“Modern physics was founded on the separation of mind and matter.” Indeed, it was. And if that doesn’t work, materialism is dead.
Jerry Coyne is having a hard time understanding why anyone would even consider taking panpsychism seriously.
Whatever else might be said of Ruse and his work, like all his books this one is worth having on the shelf.
Something immaterial can’t have an effect on the material realm, presumably, so how would it be selected as advantageous by Darwinian natural selection?