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William Lyons on Evolution as a Seamless Garment

"Introduction" in Modern Philosophy of Mind (Everyman: 1995), p. iv.

Physicalism] seem[s] to be in tune with the scientific materialism of the twentieth century because it [is] a harmonic of the general theme that all there is in the universe is matter and energy and motion and that humans are a product of the evolution of species just as much as buffaloes and beavers are. Evolution is a seamless garment with no holes wherein souls might be inserted from above.