Peter Atkins is right that science can answer the biggest question we can ask. His problem is that he doesn’t like the answer science provides.
Is evolution carrying us upward to new heights of human goodness, as some have claimed?
Dr. Berlinski questions evolutionary understandings of language and expresses doubt as to what reproductive benefit could have accrued to “the first guy to master the Greek subjunctive.”
Physicist Frank Tipler, as I noted earlier today, provocatively personalizes the Singularity, the beginning point or moment from which the universe burst forth.
I had thought of the Singularity as an event, to which the universe — physical reality — traces back at the moment of the Big Bang.