Why would Eldredge and Gould propose such a model? Because they knew the data showed that potential transitional fossils are an extreme rarity.
Now it’s possible that physics-based arguments for design could extend the argument further than you can go within biological design.
Let me tell a little story about blood clotting, Russell Doolittle, and Michael Ruse.
They are not, per the National Academy of Sciences, a “particularly convincing example for speciation.”
In a series of posts starting today, I offer some notes on the question of whether macroevolution is happening on the Galápagos Islands.