Growing up Darwin

This weekend the Citizen joins into the celebration of Darwin’s 200th birthday, with a fine essay by Tom Spears announcing the End of the Debate.

And here’s the money graf from my contribution:

To be committed to science is to be committed to the idea that there is no original design or purpose in the universe. What pushed God from the picture once and for all is the realization that science is a progressive endeavour that can in principle never come to an end: Something came from nothing, the more complex came from the less complex, and the appearance of design or intent is just that — appearance.