This line of argumentation only appears compelling to those who assume from that start that the core assumptions of the standard evolutionary model are true.
Kevin Williamson imagines that scientists are free to “slug it out” in journals and other academic settings, so that the truth reliably emerges.
I recently had a lively conversation with a former colleague at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne.
Skeptics of evolutionary theory have argued that proposed Darwinian processes don’t rise to the level of plausible detailed explanations for the emergence of complex life.
One of most popular attempts at explaining the flagellum via cooption was developed by Nicholas Matzke.