Provine was one of those rare people with a strong viewpoint who is still willing to imagine that there is an opposing view that is worth hearing.
Their scrupulous work found that Jerry Coyne and others, in bullying Christians and Jews on how “we can dismiss a physical Adam and Eve with near scientific certainty,” were in reality poorly supported.
What’s remarkable in nature is not so much that nature follows complex patterns, but that it follows any pattern at all.
Every grain of sand is a link in an essential causal chain.
Against Yale polymath David Gelernter, atheist Jerry Coyne had to resort to engaging the actual arguments.