Almost as if the New Scientist editors were helping Tallis by illustrating the point, the mag reports that discredited string theory and multiverses for which there is no evidence will save us all from “the space brain threat”:
Physicists have dreamed up some bizarre ideas over the years, but a decade or so ago they outdid themselves with the concept of Boltzmann brains – fully formed, conscious entities that form spontaneously in outer space.
It may seem impossible for a brain to blink into existence, but the laws of physics don’t rule it out entirely. All it requires is a vast amount of time. Eventually, a random chunk of matter and energy will happen to come together in the form of a working mind. It’s the same logic that says a million monkeys working on a million typewriters will replicate the complete works of Shakespeare, if you leave them long enough.
There, there. Feel better now?
Darwinism works magic that over time will endanger us by filling the universe with disembodied brains. But string theory, which the Large Hadron Collider experiments did not support and multiverses for which exponents admit there is no evidence will somehow save us from the flying Darwinian brains.
On the other hand, you could start by disbelieving Darwinism* and the whole edifice collapses.
Yes, we wish it were a spoof too, and so do the commenters, it seems. But most seem stuck at Nonsense + Nonsense = Total Garbage, etc., which is true but misses the point:
This is what Darwinian materialist science becomes. There is nothing else for it to become.
Darwinism + Cosmology = Utter Nonsense
* Tallis, incidentally, is the author of Aping Mankind: Neuromania, Darwinitis, and the Misrepresentation of Humanity