"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
About the human brain
"Attempting to visualize a billion neurons, each a tiny nanoscale navigator, preprogrammed with a unique set of maps and the ability to match each map, at a defined and preprogrammed time, with the unique configuration of a series of unique sites in the ever-changing terrain of the developing brain, all homing in unerring, toward their target, brings us indeed to the very edge of an 'infinity' of adaptive complexity. The unimaginable immensity of 'atomic maps', 'molecular charts', 'nanotimepieces' and other nanodevices used by this eerie infinity of nanorobots which navigate the ocean of the developing human brain, building as far as we can tell the only machine in the cosmos that has genuine understanding, is far greater than that of all the maps, charts and devices used by all the mariners who ever navigated the oceans of earth, far more than even all the stars in our galaxy, more than all the days since the birth of the earth." p348.
Cited by Neil Thomas on p71 of "Taking Leave of Darwin".
"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.
"Evolution, A Theory in Crisis, 1985""Considering the way the prebiotic soup is referred to in so many discussions of the origin of life as an already established reality, it comes as something of a shock to realize that there is absolutely no positive evidence for its existence."
Cited by Tan & Stadler, "The Stairway to Life", p15
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