Perhaps the evidence for the vast scope of Darwin’s theory really isn’t as strong as biologists over the years have been telling each other.
Note the artfully deployed passive voice. One-way traffic “was finally counteracted by the launch of the first artificial satellites.” Who counteracted it?
Coyne mainly does two things: Make fun of religion, and post pictures of cute cats.
Maxwell breathed new life into natural theology and helped in some measure to sustain the design argument in Victorian England.