A few days ago a sensational new paleontological discovery made headlines around the globe.
The question she leaves unaddressed is why scientists would choose, despite the absence of evidence, despite the fact that the multiverse is “unobservable by assumption,” to believe in a multiverse.
An attribute of a good sci-fi story is that it should open new vistas for the imagination while, at the same time, not requiring the reader to put up with the preposterous.
Perhaps the evidence for the vast scope of Darwin’s theory really isn’t as strong as biologists over the years have been telling each other.
A New Yorker obit for naturalist atheist philosopher Jerry Fodor noted Fodor’s dismissal of the “natural selection” cult but, surprisingly, did not offer polite contempt.