Play the videotape of evolutionary history back again and Ken Miller imagines you get a charming brainy creature for God to play with — something lovable and admirable.
Obviously, evolutionary “laws” are quite malleable and have to give way when they become too cumbersome.
Today scientists marvel at the many associations among water chemistry, the environment, and life.
My argument here is not with Kenneth Miller’s science but with his imagination.
Anything that Simon Conway Morris puts his name on is of immediate interest, but this would seem to evade the most fascinating question of all in life’s history.