Staddon’s piece is topical, well written, and carefully reasoned. Coyne is of course free to disagree with Staddon’s conclusions.
It’s telling that one kind of evolution always seems to be missing from these “theories” about the evolutionary origins of religion.
Even James Lovelock, who created Gaia Theory, now worries that environmentalism has become a religion.
Evolutionists play a game, and it’s a shallow one. So what’s the truth about science, and religion, and how they do or do not fit together?
It’s not too often you see a denser collation of cliché taunts directed at intelligent design.