Theistic evolutionary thinking is designed to reconcile religious believers to the denial of their own common sense.
“Do cats or dogs think themselves superior to humans?”
But you can’t thereby dissolve the threat posed by the structuralism of Richard Owen to Darwinian adaptationalism.
Internal contradictions are fatal to any worldview because contradictory statements are necessarily false.
But what about Darwin’s citation of the gemmule? Does this help show he had an accurate understanding of cellular complexity?