Farina says that if you want to make “creationists’ head explode” you just have to mention that reptile scales and bird feathers are made of the same keratin.
The strength of a theory can be gauged by how well it stands up to attacks and how well it incorporates new evidence.
As for the “God of the gaps” charge, the basic objection is that ID is an argument from ignorance, based upon what we don’t know.
Materialists who purport to explain the origin of nature’s complexity by smuggling in information unwittingly demonstrate the need for intelligent design.
Charles Marshall at U.C. Berkeley represents establishment opinion in current evolutionary theory, and for good reason.