“The real story — what makes a bunch of boring experiments front-page news — is clearly the tiresome insinuation that human beings are ‘just like’ fruit flies.”
I told you this would happen.
If you follow science news, that could be the headline on a story from the research world at least once a month.
Shermer’s term “Intelligent Design creationism” signals his own misjudgment in the matter, namely, that ID is creationism.
The reason scientists do not take seriously the claims of Intelligent Design theorists today is the same reason that scientists did not take seriously Wallace’s speculations about an “overarching intelligence.”