Readers may recall that Barash, of the University of Washington, is the hubristic materialist who intentionally tries to destroy the religious faith of his students.
Pinker is right that we should formulate our ideas based on evidence, not bias and preconceptions.
Never fear: whatever our purely hypothetical response to a purely hypothetical event, it can be reconciled with evolution.
They argue our eyes are wired “backward,” a jerry-rigged fix compliments of blind evolution. But we now know that “backward wiring” actually improves oxygen flow.
University of Chicago evolutionist Jerry Coyne suffers from cognitive dissonance.