In his new book, Michael Denton is particularly strong on what he terms “the post-Copernican delusion of mankind’s cosmic irrelevance.”
Scientific discoveries have revitalized the outlook that placed man at the center of the cosmos, not in a physical but in a metaphysical sense.
When critics claim that research is not permitted to detect design because that would stop science, it is they who hold science back.
“Wilson is — if his worldview is correct — just as much living a lie as those religionists that he castigates.”
For years people cited the wiring of the vertebrate eye as evidence of “poor design” in biology.