The reason scientists do not take seriously the claims of Intelligent Design theorists today is the same reason that scientists did not take seriously Wallace’s speculations about an “overarching intelligence.”
The authors of a recent paper discuss their results in terms of the origin of multicellularity on earth.
No religious believer, evolutionary theory’s co-discoverer came to argue in terms remarkably similar to arguments made today by intelligent-design theorists. Or did he?
What if we detect pervasive signs of design, or information input, that require intelligent agency? At what point does the possibility of intelligent design become acceptable to the broader scientific community?
Learn about Alfred Russel Wallace’s fascinating journey of discovery starting Saturday, January 21, with the online premiere of the new documentary short Darwin’s Heretic at www.darwinsheretic.com.