I certainly wouldn’t have recognized his full significance if I had not already been introduced to ID by reading Johnson, Behe, and Dembski.
Ide was a straight-shooting no-nonsense Texan. He was as good a friend as intelligent design could have.
It is a pity that Darwin’s homeland no longer boasts a satirist of the caliber of Thomas Love Peacock to exploit this rich seam of comic absurdity.
On February 12, 2021, Tom Bethell passed away at the age of 84 after a long illness.
Now it’s possible that physics-based arguments for design could extend the argument further than you can go within biological design.