As for the “God of the gaps” charge, the basic objection is that ID is an argument from ignorance, based upon what we don’t know.
The upshot of the best modern biology and cosmology can be epitomized by changing just one word in physicist Steven Weinberg’s famous comment.
This brand of scientific ideology requires a “God of the gaps” — Eugene Koonin’s “present model” — to explain away mysteries like the origin of life.
The quote for which Lewontin has become best known appeared in his 1997 review of a book by Carl Sagan.
In his youth, Dr. Lönnig bravely opposed dogma that was almost universally accepted and perilous to question.