In Defense of Robert Wright against Jerry Coyne

Jerry Coyne has a fairly scathing review of Robert Wright’s book Evolution of God in The New Republic. Coyne is an eminent evolutionary biologist, but in his review makes an enormous claim about the philosophical implications of science: that evolution through natural selection demonstrates that there is no divine plan for the universe. I think this claim is, in fact, a gigantic leap of faith unsupported by any scientific findings.

Over at the Daily Dish I try to explain why.