A scientific theory that on principle refuses to see the obvious is an achievement of which only humans are capable.
“The case that human language develops step by step through natural selection is weakened by the fact that no single language gene has ever been discovered.”
As biologist Michael Denton explains, evolutionary theory chokes on what is non-adaptive or “beyond-adaptive.”
A high school student asked Denton what originally “sparked” his interest in fire.
Perhaps the parallel between what Michael Denton calls “non-adaptive order” in biology, and the art of the Baroque, goes a little further.