Douglas Ell’s concept is a dialogue between Doubt and Reason, who sass each other merrily.
The implication is clear: the alien monolith has somehow bequeathed to him and his little tribe a sudden quantum leap in brain power.
“I greatly respect other people who, sometimes at great risk, have decided that they are going to say these kinds of things in public.”
As we all know, evolutionary theory, like the famed golf game of Kim Jon-il, contains no errors or weaknesses of any kind.
“Consider the toothpicks. If we drop them on the ground and let them scatter randomly, they will have no shape and will thus be uninformative.”