The father had sent his son a copy of our book, urging him to read it so the two could discuss the evidence and arguments there.
There is an ongoing debate about intelligent design in the Thomist system.
Following Darwin, with an assist from Stephen Jay Gould and Richard Lewontin, Ken Miller proposes that human reason, consciousness, etc. are exaptations, or “spandrels.”
Miller is one of those “settled science” bullies. Here he sets his sights on essayist Marilynne Robinson.
When you read Matti Leispola’s account of his adventures with a persecuted enclave of Darwin skeptics, you’ll understand why he has a smile on his face.