Darwin came to his ideas not by the evidence but by an a priori ideology that dictated methodological naturalism and philosophical materialism.
In The Philosophical Breakfast Club, Laura J. Snyder feels compelled to make the founders of modern science Darwin-friendly.
Plantinga has decided that modern evolution is whatever he chooses to make it by citing his favored sources.
Maxwell breathed new life into natural theology and helped in some measure to sustain the design argument in Victorian England.
There appear to be only two possible reasons for Wallace’s conspicuous absence in Jerry Coyne’s book.
Yet, having conceded, Shermer goes on to move the goalpost.
Shermer’s term “Intelligent Design creationism” signals his own misjudgment in the matter, namely, that ID is creationism.
Wallace emerges from Darwin’s shadow, leaving Darwinian “explanations” looking less like progress and more like — to borrow Wendell Berry’s phrase — “leapfrogging into the dark.”
Wallace would break from Darwin in 1869 and develop a theory of intelligent evolution that in many ways presaged modern intelligent design theory.
Speaking at the Lloyd Library in Cincinnati, Michael Flannery fielded a challenge that deserves some extended comment.