Shapiro suggests that ID often amounts to a presenter highlighting an amazing feature in biology and then giving glory to God.
Scientists have become much more reticent about saying the first couple must be no more than a product of the ancient Hebrew imagination.
People chose to believe what they wanted to believe in obedience to the then reigning intellectual fashion.
Catastrophism viewed the planet as having been molded by forces far more powerful than any observable at the present day.
Why would Eldredge and Gould propose such a model? Because they knew the data showed that potential transitional fossils are an extreme rarity.