Humans are special, aren’t they? They speak many languages, and write beautiful poetry. They paint pictures and music that stir our emotions. Nope, the evolutionists say. We’re just products of mindless adaptation. Thank goodness Brown University biologist Kenneth Miller has an opposing view, and he makes his case very well, rejecting the idea that our actions and even our thoughts are determined by evolution. He begins with a summary of the recent finding of the fossil record and chromosomal patterns that are similar between humans and primates, to underscore his basic belief in human evolution. He then addresses the evolution of consciousness and of free will. The book is easy to read and provides much to think about.
eGalley review Publication date 4.17.18