The whole point of selection was to bias or direct the deliverances of chance variation, so that “luck” didn’t have to do all the work.
It is, as Professor Behe acknowledges, a charming tale, but not very relevant as far as the details of the scientific debate go.
Similar to many others among the founders of modern science, Copernicus was a believer in God and clearly a proponent of intelligent design.
In our current episode of let’s-allow-baby-killing, an Australian bioethicist named Walter Veit comes to the defense of infanticide.
The jewels of the microbial world, when seen with new nano-scale imaging techniques, look like little modernist cathedrals.