I remember having an exchange with Tom about the meaning of his last name, which seems to correspond to the Biblical place name Beth El, meaning “House of God.”
“The man is fearless in pursuing lines of reasoning that are considered taboo by current standards.”
Dr. Meyer recounts highlights of the past year and gives some hints as to what expect in the year coming.
Animal forms come and go, but what links them as “acts of mind” (as Agassiz put it) is a “continuity of ideas,” not, says Meyer, the physical continuity that Darwin asserted.
Most people are accustomed to scientific explanations being historical in nature.