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The Rise of Scientific Atheism (Part II)

There have always been people who did not believe in God, but science today has made it more acceptable to be an atheist. As science continues to explain progressively more of how the world works, there is less need for a ‘God of the gaps’. As such, many scientists predict that religion will go into…

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Philosophy of Function, Fitness, Adaptation

How are the terms “function,” “fitness,” and “adaptation” used in the context of evolution? How does function relate to fitness and thus to reproductive success? How do adaptations occur and which ones survive and prosper?