A Doubting Thomas by Phillip E. Johnson

Column: The Leading Edge

A Doubting Thomas

by Phillip E. Johnson

When I first heard of the title and subtitle of Thomas Nagel's Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False, I knew I had to read the book, and probably comment upon it in Touchstone. The subtitle succinctly states the thesis I have been advancing ever since 1987, when I first took up writing about Darwinism while on a sabbatical leave in London from my day job as a professor of law at the University of California in Berkeley.

Thomas Nagel is an eminent American philosopher, currently u . . .