Professor Flannery discusses the Greek philosopher Anaxagoras (ca. 500-428 B.C.), who was one of the first to articulate an argument for design in nature.
Wesley has been fighting this fight almost single-handedly, as the media looks on in admiration at attempts to control evolution and usher in a secular New Jerusalem.
As Lönnig points out, Richard Dawkins and others are at great pains to deny the connection. Why would that be?
Of course finches don’t multiply and cycle through generations as rapidly as bacteria. Still, these birds have been isolated on the iconic islands for some 2 million years.
Some favorite rescuers include, perhaps most prominently, neutral theory, along with evolutionary developmental biology, natural genetic engineering, game theory, and the multiverse.