Biologists have faced a vexing dilemma since the philosophy of scientific materialism came to dominate Western thought.
Swamidass got it wrong, and it’s perfectly appropriate for me to confront him on that. I wasn’t talking about any approach to human argumentation at all.
Having opened his mind to the possibility of design, Dr. Bechly saw it everywhere.
There is clearly a pattern of discontinuities that requires an adequate explanation, and Darwinism is not it.
The fatal flaw with metaphysical vitalism was that it invariably led to circular reasoning.