Proponents of the ruling theory tell us that we are all undoubtedly intelligent enough to fully grasp their theory, as long as we concur with it.
Avoiding serious discussion of design in nature (and of many other questions) fills a need.
I explained that his writing has certainly seemed like a subtweet, at the very least, directed at ID. Others appear to understand it similarly.
In 1982, paleontologists Niles Eldredge and Ian Tattersall noted that it is a “myth that the evolutionary histories of living beings are essentially a matter of discovery.”