Darwinian evolution and intelligent design are competing theories of biological origins, but they are more than that.
In resisting bullies and censors, free speech advocates have done important work. They need, however, to add science to their range of concerns.
“TE thus represents a very deep sink or depression in the landscape of theological and scientific opinion.”
Play the videotape of evolutionary history back again and Ken Miller imagines you get a charming brainy creature for God to play with — something lovable and admirable.
If standard Darwinian theory is really as ironclad as we are commanded to assume, then the exercise should reinforce belief in evolution.