Monthly Archives: January 2001

On Human Intelligence

The creationists and many of the classical philosophers agree that there is something special about the human mind, that defies scientific analysis and can only be explained on some such basis as intervention by a higher power. I don’t agree, and while I cannot prove my case, I can develop a plausible theory, anchored in facts, that indicates a) we got here on our own; b) it wasn’t inevitable that we happened; on the contrary, human intelligence succeeded in evolving despite long odds against it. Continue reading

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