Are we thinking about evolution correctly?
My book, Purpose and Desire lays out the case that we have been thinking incorrectly about evolution, and life, for about a century now. Where we have gone wrong is to treat life and evolution strictly as mechanism. While we have learned a lot about life and evolution by thinking this way, we have lost an appreciation of life as a phenomenon unlike any other in the universe. Without that, biology and evolution have been led into an inescapable labyrinth of incoherency.
The title, Purpose and Desire, was chosen to stand in contrast with the title of another influential book which defends the mechanistic approach to life, Jacques Monod’s 1971 classic, Chance and Necessity.