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Taking Refuge in Eons Won’t Save the Day for Darwinian Evolution, Says Doug Axe

Darwinists make habitual recourse to long timelines as a defense against criticism of their theory. Deep time, they argue, measured in billions of years, makes possible things that on a more human scale seem impossible. As protein chemist Douglas Axe points out in a short video conversation, this debating maneuver relies precisely on the fact that by our nature we think in terms of far briefer spans.

Says the author of the new book Undeniable: How Biology Confirms Our Intuition That Life Is Designed, because billions of years or trillions of organisms seem unthinkable by us, many of us agree to set aside our natural design intuition that tells us even across eons, evolutionary magic doesn’t have the resources to invent novelties.

Wowed by big numbers, we turn off that skeptical voice in us. In Undeniable, however, Dr. Axe explains why, even given the age of the universe, evolutionary processes can’t do without intelligent design.

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David Klinghoffer

Senior Fellow and Editor, Evolution News
David Klinghoffer is a Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute and the editor of Evolution News & Science Today, the daily voice of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture, reporting on intelligent design, evolution, and the intersection of science and culture. Klinghoffer is also the author of six books, a former senior editor and literary editor at National Review magazine, and has written for the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Seattle Times, Commentary, and other publications. Born in Santa Monica, California, he graduated from Brown University in 1987 with an A.B. magna cum laude in comparative literature and religious studies. David lives near Seattle, Washington, with his wife and children.