Midgely’s “Evolution as a Religion”

I just finished Mary Midgely’s Evolution as a Religion and found her interesting. I’m sorry I missed this when it first came out, though I probably wouldn’t have understood it. Where she says, “I wrote no books until I was a good 50, and I’m jolly glad because I didn’t know what I thought before then,” I feel like it’s just as well that I didn’t read this until I was 45, because otherwise I would’ve forgotten it by now.

I’m not going to review it right now. I will say the book feelsĀ  current in much of its discussion of the public view of science, at least the educated public’s, and also in its wisdom about the dismissiveness of many scientists towards fields that aren’t scientific.

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