Darwinian theory is a more than just an idea about origins. The reasons it arouses the passion it does go beyond science.
Natural selection can explain “the survival of the fittest but not the arrival of the fittest.”
Small animals amuse and amaze scientists who take a close look at them in action. Sometimes it requires a high-speed camera to analyze the trick.
Celebrating the growing evidence of intelligent design can help rescue the arts from the nihilism and ugliness they have descended into in many quarters.
Ruse’s chronological snobbery might be forgiven if the claims he makes for Darwinism can be unequivocally substantiated.