A helpful formulation comes from podcaster Scott Adams, of “Dilbert” fame, who comments entertainingly on the political scene.
Miniature designs often require more foresight and delicate engineering than large designs. Examples are abundant in the living world.
Johnson spotted the slick tactics in evolutionary arguments, “the same rhetorical tricks that clever lawyers use when they have to defend a flawed case in court.”
Take a look at a plant that takes nothing but gives everything. Why should it deliver so much good to so many?
The reason all these new discoveries are so noteworthy is not because they represent the usual progress of science.