If you follow science news, that could be the headline on a story from the research world at least once a month.
Shermer’s term “Intelligent Design creationism” signals his own misjudgment in the matter, namely, that ID is creationism.
Has Shapiro really solved anything? His “third way” seems more like an equivocation strategy.
The reason scientists do not take seriously the claims of Intelligent Design theorists today is the same reason that scientists did not take seriously Wallace’s speculations about an “overarching intelligence.”
Wallace emerges from Darwin’s shadow, leaving Darwinian “explanations” looking less like progress and more like — to borrow Wendell Berry’s phrase — “leapfrogging into the dark.”