Mainstream evolutionary biologists are independently arriving at very similar conclusions to Behe’s central thesis.
Perhaps one of ENCODE’s staunchest critics has been Dan Graur, a molecular evolutionary biologist at the University of Houston.
The activists are right about one thing. Rights of nature would be far more effective in impeding development and extracting wealth from the land than the current system.
In principle, the conjoining of the many Rare Earth factors could overwhelm the available probabilistic resources and serve as evidence for Earth’s design.
Certainly, in a context of global anxiety, this is a subject that needs to be approached with sensitivity and humility.