Key Insights From:
Mind & Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature is Almost Certainly False
By Thomas Nagel
- Defenders of intelligent design have leveled forceful challenges against the naturalist worldview—and naturalists need to start taking them seriously.
- It’s better to understand ourselves from the position we naturally occupy, rather than beginning from an external, top-down, transcendent view.
- The theistic view of origins of life is comforting but incomplete, while the naturalistic view is comprehensive but not at all comforting.
- Antireductionist claims that debunk naturalism are not enough—it’s time to start proposing alternative approaches to a theory of everything.