Why Seeing Life as Information Is Fatal to Current Evolutionary Theory
Philosopher Thomas Nagel is a committed atheist much reviled for insisting that a Darwinian account of the origin of the human mind cannot be correct. He noted in 2013 that the scientific revolution that began in the seventeenth century "depended on a crucial limiting step at the start: It depended on subtracting from the physical world as an object of study everything mental-consciousness, meaning, intention or purpose." It had a grand run, he says, but the wheels fell off when it tried to fit immaterial entities like subjectivity and consciousness into a material framework.1
Indeed. Let us note but pass over in charitable silence-as unintended but classic evidence of the...
is a Canadian journalist, author, and blogger. She blogs at Blazing Cat Fur, Evolution News & Views, MercatorNet, Salvo, and Uncommon Descent.This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #29, Summer 2014 Copyright © 2020 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo29/data-basic-part-iv