Physicist John Polkinghorne says that the reduction of mental events to physics and chemistry destroys meaning.
Many remember David Hume as a pioneering freethinker who saw through the superstition and sectarian dogmatism of religion.
I asked David Berlinski and Michael Denton what they thought was the nub of intellectual difference between a thoughtful Darwkin skeptic and a thoughtful Darwin loyalist.
Either a mind through free will alone may cause scientifically measurable change in the physical world, or we are forced back to embrace blather.
Most media with which I interact on this issue assume that advocating personhood for nature must be a fringe meme.