Ball notes that the Journey of the Mind authors’ (phantom) reductionist revolution relies on a single cognitive scientist’s work. It’s not that he thinks it’s a terrible book. But he supposes (unusually in this area) that critical standards matter and that he should apply them.
Had Wilson’s career begun fifty years later, it would have been quickly and fatally Woked.
He argues that the problem how to account for innovation cannot be solved by anything built upon the laws of physics.