“Natural selection” is like a Swiss Army knife that researchers in widely different disciplines use to solve their problems.
Darwinists had hoped that 150 years of paleontological research since Darwin would surely make this nagging problem go away.
If lateral gene transfer is rampant throughout life, the universal tree of life becomes a matter of philosophical preference, not empirical demonstration.
Unfortunately, this is not the first time we have seen inaccurate descriptions of intelligent design from Professor McGrath.
Darwin wrote, “I look with confidence to the future, to young and rising naturalists, who will be able to view both sides of the question with impartiality.”