Alas, Coyne’s review of Darwin Devolves has too little intellectual content to sustain any real engagement.
Engineers designing a car have to plan for all kinds of conditions the car might encounter.
Darwinists have called it one of “nature’s worst designs,” “obviously a ridiculous detour,” asserting that “no engineer would ever make a mistake like that.”
The giraffe is one of those all-star icons of evolution, familiar from textbook covers, that falls apart on closer inspection.
Darwin thought everything evolved from a simple cell by mindless chance processes. The animals don’t know that.