Closing the Gap

On "The Most Despised Science Book of 2012"

Journalist Mark Vernon, writing in The Guardian (January 4, 2013), gave "The Most Despised Science Book of 2012" award to Mind & Cosmos (Oxford University Press) by Thomas Nagel, an otherwise respected New York University philosopher. Nagel committed two politically incorrect sins.

The first sin is in the book's subtitle: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False. In his introduction, Nagel asks two questions:

First, given what is known about the...


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This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #24, Spring 2013 Copyright © 2020 Salvo |


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