Many have believed (and many still do believe) that Darwin drove teleology out of biology forever.
“There’s little doubt in my mind that Reid if he were alive today would be part of the intelligent design movement.”
Given a “primal blueprint” that preceded the first life, the solution can only be intelligent design.
“Scholars have wasted their time trying to exonerate Darwin of responsibility for Social Darwinism, for he was a Social Darwinist.”
On the subject of evolution, the scientific “consensus” depends on maintaining the our forgetfulness of Charles Darwin’s great partner, rival, and challenger.