Theistic evolutionary thinking is designed to reconcile religious believers to the denial of their own common sense.
The title is a reference to The Wizard of Oz, in which Dorothy is told that you can never see the “Wizard.”
“Animals whose life histories involve two or more distinct body plans are the rule rather than the exception.”
You’d never know that theologians have been discussing this topic for at least a thousand years.
Bad news for “those trying to refashion Darwin into a religious believer whose evolutionary theory is no threat to religion, especially to traditional forms of Christianity.”