Poole now takes us on to what he calls " nothing buttery ", or reductionism.
I think maybe his excessive dogmatism and reductionism came from the realization that pretty solid ground is needed for the attack on such systems.
We must reject the reductionism that gives priority to molecules over cells and cells over organisms and organisms over populations.
The danger we are trying to avoid here is called reductionism.
In 1992, John Cornwell at Cambridge UK, convened a group of well-known scientists and philosophers to discuss reductionism.