I enjoyed Wilson’s book, and I learned a lot from it. But this biography’s most interesting feature is its firm rejection of Darwin’s theory of evolution.
Scientists in Western cultures have been trained to see the world through a materialist metanarrative where the only acting players are matter and energy.
The human eye is for seeing, whether or not it has any effect on genetics. However, this common-sense view has a problem.
It’s pretty remarkable to see these ideas connected so explicitly.
Hefner was a modern-day exponent of evolutionary relativism, which he restyled as the “Playboy philosophy.”