Why would Eldredge and Gould propose such a model? Because they knew the data showed that potential transitional fossils are an extreme rarity.
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.