Natural selection, if understood as undirected variation and differential reproductive success, is a destructive process.
Here’s a fresh twist on efforts to evade a debate about design in nature by associating ID with tendencies in thought that many people find disreputable.
The class Insecta with its distinctive segmentation goes back at least 400 million years to the Silurian period. It gives the impression of a creative personality at work in a lab. He hits on a design he likes and sticks with it.
“Facts alone are insufficient to destroy a conspiracy theory, of course, and in many ways a theory’s appeal has more to do with the receptiveness of its audience than the accuracy of its details.”