Taking the facts and arguments presented together, it appears to be clear that no macroevolution is happening in “Darwin’s finches.”
There is nothing in the word “gift” that entails its having been given identically to all persons at all times. That’s not hard, actually.
An attribute of a good sci-fi story is that it should open new vistas for the imagination while, at the same time, not requiring the reader to put up with the preposterous.
In a previous article I described the evidence that cooption faces insurmountable mathematical challenges in explaining the origins of such complex molecular machines as the bacterial flagellum.
If the history of the United States is an illustration of intelligent design at work in worldly affairs, what’s the purpose behind the design?