The fine-tuning of the universe from the Big Bang, astounding in its precision, either requires an explanation, presumably intelligent design, or it doesn’t.
The fatal flaw with metaphysical vitalism was that it invariably led to circular reasoning.
Andrew Berry, the Harvard biologist who conducts a Darwin pilgrimage each year for undergraduates to Darwin-related sites in England, responds to my recent post.
Darwin still has some cachet among design advocates. In this I differ from some of my friends and colleagues.
Amoebas contain hundreds of times more DNA than humans, and this “just didn’t make sense.”