Surely the “iconic” status of Darwin’s book could never have been predicted by either the author or his publisher.
If anyone is worrying, it is Coyne and his fellow Darwinists, alarmed at the defection of a stellar intellect like Gelernter.
As University of Texas political philosopher J. Budziszewski points out, some scientists modify their message on evolution when speaking to the teachers.
It is basically the denial of human exceptionalism. That is, it is hatred of man, in practically every way imaginable.
I respect Coyne’s position, but, lacking his faith, I interpret this evidence more naturally as pointing to an ingenious mind.