Prolific author Aidan Nichols is former John Paul II Memorial Lecturer in Roman Catholic Theology at Oxford and currently prior of the Dominican house in Cambridge.
“It may seem strange to consider the fact that you, as a mammal, have all the known genes required to pattern a feather, and yet you do not look like Big Bird.”
At a recent meeting of the student apologetics group Ratio Christi an acquaintance posed a surprising question.
While its roots in Darwinian theory are unmistakable, some like historian Robert J. Richards desperately seek to distance the two.
Meanwhile the very issue that divided the two founders of modern evolutionary theory — the cognitive capacities of Homo sapiens — remains unresolved by Darwinian mechanisms.