"Nature's Destiny: How the Laws of Biology Reveal Purpose in the Universe, 1998"
"It is important to emphasize at the outset that the argument presented her is entirely consistent with the basic naturalistic assumption of modern science - that the cosmos is a seamless unity which can be comprehended ultimately in its entirety by human reason and in which all phenomena, including life and evolution and the origin of man, are ultimately explicable in terms of natural processes." p xviii
"Evolution was accepted in the nineteenth century not because it explained everything perfectly but because it accounted for the facts better than any other theory... The idea that the cosmos is a unique whole with life and mankind as its end and purpose makes sense and illuminates all our current scientific knowledge. It makes sense of the intricate synthesis of carbon in the stars, of the constants of physics, of the properties of water, of the cosmic abundance of the elements... No other world view comes close. No other explanation makes as much sense of all the facts." p385.
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