The strength of a theory can be gauged by how well it stands up to attacks and how well it incorporates new evidence.
Does it really need to be pointed out that roads are designed? That where they go is designed? And that even badly laid out roads are laid out by design?
Protocells place origin-of-life researchers in an awkward position: relying upon an imaginary entity to sustain their belief that only matter and energy exist.
Organizers of the St. Louis World’s Fair believed human zoos would “shed light on the theory evolved by Darwin as regards the evolution of the human race.”
“Natural selection” is like a Swiss Army knife that researchers in widely different disciplines use to solve their problems.