Watch this short feature on Bethell, “Iconoclast: One Journalist’s Odyssey Through the Darwin Debates.”
With permission from John West and Sarah Chaffee, here is the full text of their interview with staff writer Olga Khazan.
Darwinians never had a rightful claim to them in the first place.
He credits reading Meyer’s book as the primary cause of his rejecting neo-Darwinian evolution, a “brilliant and beautiful scientific theory” now overtaken by science.
One might call the 20th century a “philosopher of the gaps” period, with scientists basking in the headlines and philosophy finding less and less to do.