The idea that scientists are like tribal elders, to be respected and never questioned, much less smirked at (God forbid), is one possible perspective.
C.S. Lewis encountered an objection to his literary criticism analogous to Kevin Williamson’s and explored its underlying logic.
No intellectually challenging idea has attracted more uninformed criticism than ID.
I recently had a lively conversation with a former colleague at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne.
The evidence commonly cited to argue for evolution’s ability to drive large-scale transformations is almost always circular.