The fatal flaw with metaphysical vitalism was that it invariably led to circular reasoning.
Turner classifies the intelligent design movement as a resurgence of Platonic idealism.
For Ruse, “Darwin is like Moses” who “led his children [himself among them] to the Promised Land but never got there himself.”
If you like the idea of living in China, then the government using the Internet to tell everyone what to believe should sound like just the ticket.
“There’s little doubt in my mind that Reid if he were alive today would be part of the intelligent design movement.”