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He should have keptThings descend from there

They want to deal in irreducible fundamentals, summarized in maths. And that includes his own gobsmackingly implausible theory.

This article was brought to you by New Humanist, a quarterly journal of ideas, science and culture. All over the world, in all areas of life, Renaissance is happening. Though a skeptic could point out some of the more unsavoury aspects of the natural world, the author mostly succeeds in his endeavour by painting with a very broad brush.

This is not something that I have any settled opinion about one way or another. These truly are The Tudge Delusions.

Their ideas are as wounding as the physical attacks of Stalin and Mao. Instead of focusing in on particular aspects of nature, he draws back and considers nature as a whole. All of those minute building blocks didn't compete to become a a bigger and better life form.

This is the idea that all life forms are part of a larger organism called Gaia and that when an organism evolves it is not for its own survival but to improve the Earth as a whole. Whatever it is, count this rational materialist atheist out. It isn't that hard to demonstrate that many governments do not seem to have the best interests of the general populace or the planet as a whole at heart.

He should have kept it there. Things descend from there. Corporations have a lot of clout and though there may be some bright lights here and there, it is the almighty bottom line that ultimately rules the day.