Wells encourages more than a modest dose of skepticism, and gives the example of the supposed “backward wiring of the vertebrate eye” as a case in point.
Critics of intelligent design will have a hard time maligning Neil Thomas as a “creationist in a cheap tuxedo.”
There is no substitute for independent thinking about science, whether you hold a science PhD or not.
Books by Behe, and other ID theorists doing an independent of audit of evolutionary thinking, find devastating faults in the theory.
Of course it’s the very same assumption at work in the evolution debate, on the part of those who dismiss the suppression of intelligent design dissidents.