Mazur, author of Altenberg 16, interviews him here.
On the whole, he emerges as a dense, wealthy ignoramus outside his own field and cultural interests. He has a one track mind, backs down when confronted with evidence, then just picks himself up and gets back on the same track again, as if he hadn’t heard. Here’s a snippet or two:
Suzan Mazur: Well there’s a conference coming up at the Vatican in March.
David Koch: On why creationism is real?
Suzan Mazur: The premise is that “issues surrounding evolutionary biology merit a careful and serious reconsideration.”
David Koch: Oh, so they’re opposed to it.
Suzan Mazur: No, they’re moving deeper into a discussion of evolutionary science. They’re going beyond. . .
David Koch: I’ve always felt devout religious advocates believe human evolution and evolution in general are incompatible with the concept of a divine God.
Suzan Mazur: But the point is that Darwin started with life. He addressed what happens once you have life. He didn’t address the origin of life. That’s what Chris McKay, the NASA astrobiologist is saying.
David Koch: Scientific knowledge of early life was not something that had been discovered when Darwin was alive. A huge amount of knowledge of how life might have begun has now been determined.
The rest is here.
Also: Suzan Mazur, Altenberg 16, North Atlantic Books, 2010, Chapter 17, “Evolution Sea Change? David H. Koch weighs in”, p. 243