Aldous Huxley noted that LSD “lowers the efficiency of the brain as an instrument for focusing the mind on the problems of life.”
The fact that nature is not predetermined in detail has been shown quite convincingly by the experimental confirmation of Bell’s theorem in quantum mechanics.
Doubting Darwinian theory, we’re told, is nothing less than a threat to the public health.
It’s a particularly crude example of how confirmation bias works — how else would you explain this story? — not only among lay people but among top researchers.
That’s the “new path” I’d recommended, as a counter to the prevailing pessimism of our culture.