Biologist Thomas H. Huxley, the great defender of Darwin, once famously warned that “Science commits suicide when she adopts a creed.” Unfortunately, not all modern evolutionary biologists respect such wisdom.
If you accuse someone of quote-mining, you actually have to read the source that supposedly was mined, to understand the context.
National Academy of Sciences biologist Lynn Margulis does not support intelligent design (ID). But her recent interview in Discover Magazine shows that she feels ID proponents have made valid criticisms of neo-Darwinian evolution.
If chance and necessity are seemingly inadequate, either on their own or in co-operation, what about the causal powers of agent causality? If, in every other realm of experience, such features are routinely attributed to intelligent causes, and we have seen no reason to think that this intuition is mistaken, are we not justified in positing and inferring that these systems we are finding in biology also originated at the will of a purposive conscious agent?
Ontongenetic depth explained — and a challenge for PZ Myers.