Professor Behe’s book sparked an epic series of disputations with scientists determined to defend traditional Darwinian theory.
A basic truth I don’t think I’ve ever heard a Darwinist acknowledge is that they have fear working on their side.
Some of Darwin’s chief defenders believed in God or a “vital force” guiding evolution. But Darwin would have none of it.
The rule, as he explains, is arbitrary. True, the designing agent inferred by ID theory is not directly observable, but neither are the elementary particles.
Clearly a naturalistic bias is at work here and imposes a limit on the spectrum of alternative explanations that is even considered to be permissible.