Recently I had the opportunity to see Prague’s famed astronomical clock, the oldest still-working astronomical clock in the world. It is truly phenomenal.
It has to do with the difference between interpolation and extrapolation.
During the Q&A, an attendee asked why intelligent design proponents don’t just come out and explicitly say the designer is God.
The error is not completely different from imagining that natural selection really can do what creative intelligence — foresight! — can do.
That Darwinism seems even superficially plausible depends completely on the ability of living things to reproduce themselves without significant degradation.