French philosopher René Girard discovered something new, new but very old, about human behavior.
What was unclear was whether his rage against intelligent design reflected just an isolated problem in his thinking, or whether it’s something more system-wide.
I have elaborated on the sudden appearance of flowering plants in the Lower Cretaceous, which was called an “abominable mystery” by Charles Darwin.
Do you know those prank mirror illusions where an object seems to be sitting in a dish ready to be picked up, but you reach for it and there’s nothing there?
Early in his presentation, McInerney says that he hopes to persuade his audience that this familiar LUCA-based hypothesis “has been falsified.”