What Darwin Got Wrong: Fodor, Piatelli- Palmarini. Review

Why is Darwinism so hard to nail down? What’s the trick behind it? Is it mere sleight of hand, requiring for its elucidation the innocence of a child, or is it a fiendishly complex marvel of high technology requiring two, yes two, eminent philosophers to reveal its secrets? My instinct is it’s mere sleight of hand, and we’re simply letting our attention be misdirected from the solution. The book’s authors plump for high technology. Although the text is a mere 175 pages they labor mightily, making heavy going of it. They critique Darwinism both in terms of current research findings and in terms of philosophic reason. But at the end I judged the illusion kept its secrets. More...

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