Jonathan Witt reviews discoveries of the last century that are causing even committed materialists to question or reject the neo-Darwinian explanation.
Some ID supporters agree with universal common descent, but many ID supporters argue against the idea that all life shares a common ancestor.
What ID denies is that every feature of nature is the product of natural forces all the way down. This commitment is necessarily shared by Catholics.
“We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution,” he said. “Each of us is the result of a thought of God.”
The depiction of Francis Collins as someone who has developed a good model for integrating faith and science is in many respects a tragic myth.