I remember having an exchange with Tom about the meaning of his last name, which seems to correspond to the Biblical place name Beth El, meaning “House of God.”
It’s far from clear how natural selection could select for this as an “adaptation” when its most obvious effect is to contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome.
“People sweat because they’re afraid. And there are two kinds of nervous reaction to public engagement. One is healthy, the other is not very healthy.”
Advocates of intelligent design have experienced the lengths to which upholders of the “predetermined narrative” will go to punish dissent.
He knows the common challenges to intelligent design and poses them very articulately, and he’s obviously absorbed Meyer’s books.