News items June-July 2020

  • Ongoing debate about whether the Cambrian explosion was really abrupt. See this article on Discovery’s Evolution News and Views website. This relates to the argument of Stephen Meyer in his book, Darwin’s Doubt, that the Cambrian explosion is to all appearances miraculous.
  • Another person argues that she does not exist, See this link. This is becoming a common position: that our sense of self is an illusion. On the other hand, I have seen people arguing that everything is conscious and has a mind, even single electrons!
  • Fine tuning in the destruction of the dinosaurs. See this link.
  • An argument that perhaps the laws of physics are not universal. See this link.


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