Darwin vs. Varki

Darwin

Varki

  • builds on Darwin’s theory to explain the singular emergence of an intelligent social species with an extended theory of mind
  • explains the uniqueness of humans
  • explains the success of humans
  • explains human belief in life after death
  • explains human optimism bias, and denial of overshoot and other unpleasant realities
  • suggests similar or higher intelligence is rare and fleeting in the universe
  • redefines God from creator of consciousness to genetic adaptation

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