As a systems architect, I’ve spent decades designing and implementing large and complex systems of information systems.
Animal forms come and go, but what links them as “acts of mind” (as Agassiz put it) is a “continuity of ideas,” not, says Meyer, the physical continuity that Darwin asserted.
Most of us think of science as the enterprise of seeking truth by formulating hypotheses and testing them against the evidence. This is empirical science.
For remarkable blindness to his own “thinking errors,” Dr. Shapiro gets a prize.
Recently, there was the increasing sense that he was being exploited by the media for his brilliant reputation.