Francis Collins and Karl Giberson rely heavily on pseudogenes — what they call “broken DNA” — to argue for evolution, but increased discovery of function for pseudogenes means their argument is being pushed into increasingly smaller gaps.
The squabble between Darwin lobbyists who openly hate religion and those who only quietly disdain it grows ever more personal, bitter and pathetic.
Perhaps the mindset of Dawkins, Giberson, and Collins is setting us up to miss important biological functions of pseudogenes.
Who is Michael Dowd? He calls himself an evangelist. Not surprisingly, he can be found in churches preaching. But Dowd’s gospel is not one where sin is rebellion against God, but rejection of Darwin.
Rather than high tech teleo-mechanistic philosophy, ID draws on elements from both the Aristotelian and teleo-mechanist traditions, but doesn’t fit wholly in either camp. It is in many ways a tertium quid, a third possibility.