Alas, Coyne’s review of Darwin Devolves has too little intellectual content to sustain any real engagement.
Shapiro accepts the idea of evolution, but he also appreciates that intelligent design is ultimately a way of understanding evolution, the mechanism that drives it.
As Michael Behe notes, evolution is a “peculiar theory” all right and not surprisingly produces peculiar behavior from its proponents.
It was a turning point in the effort to secure academic freedom for science teachers.
Being a Darwinist means never having to say “I was wrong.”