The shift in tone from then to now is remarkable. What happened to the awe these systems used to inspire?
Intelligent design’s scientific program can, at least in part, be viewed as an attempt to unmask Darwinist credulity.
As a fellow mathematician, I would have liked to see from Rosenhouse a vigorous and insightful discussion of my ideas.
These recurrent forms extend from original “primal patterns,” much as argued by such 19th-century opponents of Darwinism as Richard Owen and Louis Agassiz.
It is a pity that Darwin’s homeland no longer boasts a satirist of the caliber of Thomas Love Peacock to exploit this rich seam of comic absurdity.