Shapiro accepts the idea of evolution, but he also appreciates that intelligent design is ultimately a way of understanding evolution, the mechanism that drives it.
As Michael Behe notes, evolution is a “peculiar theory” all right and not surprisingly produces peculiar behavior from its proponents.
This is what I mean when I say the list of a thousand plus vastly understates the number of scientists who are skeptical of evolutionary theory.
The signers of the Dissent list have all risked their careers or reputations in signing. Such is the power of groupthink.
Over 1,000 doctoral scientists from around the world have signed a statement publicly expressing their skepticism about the contemporary theory of Darwinian evolution.