That Benedict meant to implicate neo-Darwinism in its flight from evidence is not mere wishful thinking on the part of the design community.
The late Morris Goodman of Wayne State University argued that humans are “only slightly remodeled chimpanzee-like apes.”
Darwinian evolution will never succeed in disentangling itself from racism because it must always have its “official subhuman.”
The universe may be intelligently designed and yet not be a simulation. The theory of intelligent design does not rise or fall with the simulation hypothesis.
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.”