From an engineering perspective, the bones of the ankle, in their complex and functional artistry, are very far from “pointless.”
The emerging science of “bioelectricity” is opening new vistas into the electrical energy powering our nerves, organs, and tissues.
Natural selection reveals itself as not just a metaphor but a mixed one: Nature being dumb but nevertheless capable of discrimination.
When it comes to causation, there are only two classes of causal forces; those are material causes and intelligent causes.
SETI has a new technique to recognize patterns in gobs of data: invent intelligences to search for extraterrestrial intelligence that might be artificial.