C.S. Lewis encountered an objection to his literary criticism analogous to Kevin Williamson’s and explored its underlying logic.
Of course, an allergy to conceding error is not unique to ID opponents, but it is typical of them.
No intellectually challenging idea has attracted more uninformed criticism than ID.
Chait writes smart, concise dialogue on these subjects, and seems to have learned more than a thing or two from biologist Scott Turner’s recent book, Purpose and Desire.
One historian says Darwin’s naturalism came first, and “only later did he find a theory to validate his convictions.”