Play the videotape of evolutionary history back again and Ken Miller imagines you get a charming brainy creature for God to play with — something lovable and admirable.
It’s ABD — “Anything But Design,” as Sarah Chaffee says — that is, anything but design that might leave open the door to a source of transcendent intelligence.
For English anatomist Alice Roberts, however, the human body is a “hodge-podge” of parts assembled in an “untidy” fashion “with no foresight” by evolution.
Darwin thought everything evolved from a simple cell by mindless chance processes. The animals don’t know that.
The complexity and sophistication of life cannot originate from non-biological matter under any scenario, over any expanse of space and time, however vast.