The recent flutter over whether the James Webb Space Telescope’s data stream is a plus or a minus for the Big Bang raised interesting cosmological issues.
There have been a number of unexpected finds from dinosaurs besides bones; some paleontologists dig hopefully.
We live in intellectually mediocre times, when commitment to true debate has been replaced by a desire to stifle heterodox thought.
The late Morris Goodman of Wayne State University argued that humans are “only slightly remodeled chimpanzee-like apes.”
As a colleague points out, Nagel’s departure from the “right-thinking consensus” is on a par with David Gelernter’s 2019 farewell to Darwinism.