Egnor he nails it by noting that Shallit, not uniquely, falls victim to the mereological fallacy.
Like a well-written, trillion-page novel, every micro-step, every macro-step, every twist and turn of our development follows a master plan.
Our brains have vastly more ability than is needed for survival, most notably the capacity for language and abstract thought.
Materialists claim that neuroscience has demonstrated that free will is an illusion.
Darwinists have called it one of “nature’s worst designs,” “obviously a ridiculous detour,” asserting that “no engineer would ever make a mistake like that.”