Two theorists have created a stir in evolutionary circles, claiming that Darwinian phylogeny efforts (tree-building) cannot be constrained to one “best” answer.
For theists to eschew the claim that life is designed is puzzling, because nothing seems to force them to adopt that counterintuitive stance.
Think, for example, of the late Stephen Hawking and how his fevered pronouncements in his final years were received.
Pinker is right that we should formulate our ideas based on evidence, not bias and preconceptions.
Unfortunately, Pinker’s overweening faith in science as a reliable path to the truth has its own problems.