We zone out, we chicken out, we deceive. To be human is to fight a lifelong uphill battle for self-control. Why? Because evolution left us clever enough to set reasonable goals but without the willpower to see them through.
I see no good reasons why the views given in this volume should shock the religious views of anyone.
Creative intelligences, being evolved, necessarily arrive late in the universe, and therefore cannot be responsible for designing it.
All animals descend from a common single-celled ancestor, but scientists are still learning how it was that they diversified into so many different bodies.
We may still struggle with what evolution says about our place in the universe, but that universe is all the more remarkable.
At the present day almost all naturalists admit evolution under some form.
It is because we evolved from sightless bacteria, now found to share our DNA, that we are so myopic.
For those who believe that morality comes straight from God the creator, acceptance of evolution would open a moral abyss.
The truths of evolution, along with many other scientific truths, are so engrossingly fascinating and beautiful; how truly tragic to die having missed out on all that!