I thought I would excerpt here the section (pp. 392-398) from Darwin’s Doubt in which Meyer explains Asher’s main objection and responds to it.
Reviewing Darwin’s Doubt for the Huffington Post, a Cambridge University paleontologist and theistic evolutionist challenges Stephen Meyer’s uniformitarianism.
Robert Asher complains that we lack artifacts like “garbage” or “plastics” to give evidence of intelligent designers in the deep past on Earth.
Asher’s misunderstanding is of ID common — especially among theistic evolutionists.
A Cambridge University paleontologist claims that ID fails because it doesn’t provide a “mechanism.”