Contrary to popular and media myths, Darwin’s view of evolution faced from its beginning opposition and criticism from scientists that have never gone away.
A friend recommends this passage from biologist Wayne Rossiter’s book Shadow of Oz for its delightful analogy.
“Evolution” in its deepest sense is a foundational metaphysical commitment, not a scientific theory that one could test.
If such a break between old colleagues happened now, the results would likely be very different.
One of the untruths told about the modern ID movement is that it has no history to speak of.