Time Magazine Gets It
While there is much to groan about in the the recent Time magazine article The Evolution Wars, there is much to like. I especially liked the quote from Richard Dawkins, in which his Darwinian fundamentalism shines through:
Not only is [evolution] a brilliant solution to the riddle of complexity; it is the only solution that has ever been proposed.Well, not exactly, Richard. It is the only purely materialistic solution that has ever been proposed, which is one of the main reasons that it has been accepted by so many scientists. Science only allows naturalistic theories; evolution is the only one; therefore it must be true. We need only glance at the evidence to make sure there is something to support it. However, the evidence need not be persuasive or convincing. The definition of science gets us all the way without it. Of course, not everyone buys in to Dawkin's (or Lewontin's) materialistic view of reality or his narrow definition of science.
I will comment further on the Time magazine article in upcoming posts.