A theory that “tolerates exceptions” is doing no work at all, simply wandering along behind the data like a puppy on a leash.
It’s helpful, as with his Third Way, to begin with a metaphor, in order to get an intuitive feel for the proof.
“If only Tiktaalik had inherited three pairs of stubby little old fins we’d be centaurs now.”
He concludes with a link to the final scene from Babette’s Feast. If you watch it, or already know it, you’ll understand why.
We last checked in with Robert Lawrence Kuhn as he interviewed Nobel laureate Brian Josephson who said he was “80 percent” sure of intelligent design.