Although their offices are located only one block apart on the University of Chicago campus, the biological perspectives of Jerry Coyne and Jim Shapiro might as well be located in different galaxies.
Methodological naturalism — the philosophical doctrine that scientific explanations must refer only to natural causes — is the central and most controversial concept in all discussions of evolution, creationism, and intelligent design.
The metamorphosis of butterflies represents “the magic of reality,” in Richard Dawkins’s wonderful phrase, where actual, not made-up or fictional, biology is so astonishing that its power to move us never goes away.
The one in which Jonathan Wells and Paul Nelson meet with friendly, open-ended questions, curiosity, and meaningful exchanges.
If you accuse someone of quote-mining, you actually have to read the source that supposedly was mined, to understand the context.