“The bombardier beetle’s ancestors simply pressed into different service chemicals that already happened to be lying around. That’s often how evolution works.”
The material universe must be caused, and it cannot be the cause of its own existence.
“It’s quite plausible” is treated as equivalent to evidence, eliding the question of how exactly we come to “consciously believe” anything.
Paul Nelson reviews the recent book by physicist Sean Carroll, in Dr. Nelson’s characteristically charming and insightful way.
A corespondent draws our attention to a comment from atheist and “poetic naturalist” Sean Carroll, in his recent book.