2005 : WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE IS TRUE EVEN THOUGH YOU CANNOT PROVE IT?

Evolutionary Biologist; Emeritus Professor of the Public Understanding of Science, Oxford; Author, The Selfish Gene; The God Delusion; An Appetite For Wonder; and (forthcoming) A Brief Candle In The Dark

I believe that all life, all intelligence, all creativity and all 'design' anywhere in the universe, is the direct or indirect product of Darwinian natural selection. It follows that design comes late in the universe, after a period of Darwinian evolution. Design cannot precede evolution and therefore cannot underlie the universe