What the “White Man’s Fly” Tells Us About Intelligent Design

Charles Mudede from The Stranger wrote this wonderful piece about the Pollinator Pathway.

“The thing I better grasped when reading for the third time James Shapiro’s difficult but stimulating little book Evolution: A View from the 21st Century is that life is profoundly intelligent. Meaning, intelligence is not only found in the heads of humans, but also in the roots and leaves of trees, and the movements of microorganisms, and even the inner workings or the most basic units of life. One can go as far as to say that the key feature of life is conscious action. Put another way: life always makes decisions. And not just life as a form, but also its processes. “Life requires cognition at all levels,” writes Shapiro.”

“The Pollinator Pathway presents a way to design pollinators to provide services not to just humans but to many other forms of life that also have needs. This makes sense because we now live in the Anthropocene, the age of humans. Our long-term survival depends on reintegrating human wants (and waste) with other life processes. Pollinator Pathway is designed to reverse what certain environmentally minded Marxists call metabolic rift.”