William Carroll at Public Discourse reviews Thomas Nagel’s Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature is Almost Certainly False. Nagel is distinguished professor of philosophy and law at New York University. He is also an atheist. But he posits a cosmos that cannot be random and undirected; it is possible that an Agent set things up this way, but He would have to be non-intervening from that point on. I am not sure why that has to be the case. But he does take an axe to the Matter Only school. The existence of a spiritual world and of supernatural events are so well attested by countless witnesses that the only explanation for the rejection of them by some “scientists” has to be willful blindness, or anger that the world as it is is not the world as they would like it to be, or would want God to have made it.