The Venus flytrap, like all carnivorous plants, had no use for its insect-trapping function unless it also had an insect-digesting function. And vice versa.
There’s no conspiracy here, just life’s astonishing solution for admitting water into cells through “gates” while keeping lethal acidifying proteins out.
It’s time now to “surrender to the data,” which as he argues, points to the works of foresight and planning in the origin of the first life.
“Let’s listen to the data,” says Eberlin. “Let’s surrender to the evidence” — which points to intelligent design.
Evolutionary theory predicts lots of “Darwinian detritus” that does nothing for organisms. That prediction keeps coming up false.