The daunting details of technical literature on evolutionary biology function as a shield for evolution theory against scrutiny. An achievement of Doug Axe’s new book Undeniable: How Biology Confirms Our Intuition That Life Is Designed is to lower that shield and permit thoughtful readers of all backgrounds to evaluate the merit of our near-universal intuition that life is designed.
In a brief video conversation, Dr. Axe explains that his purpose in writing the book was to use his own training as a scientist to answer those like “Science Guy” Bill Nye who, without equivalent training and without having given the needed study to the subject, deny the design intuition.
That technical literature also serves as an excuse for the complacent. “‘The needed study’ = graduate-level work in evolutionary science,” as Kevin Williamson put it to me a while back. “I don’t know the first damned thing about it.” With the publication of Undeniable, that excuse looks even more unsatisfactory than it did before.