I respect Coyne’s position, but, lacking his faith, I interpret this evidence more naturally as pointing to an ingenious mind.
You think if Darwinian theory had emerged not in the dark age of the 19th century but in our own woke era, it would be different? No, it wouldn’t.
Darwin still has some cachet among design advocates. In this I differ from some of my friends and colleagues.
Some voices, if not necessarily thoughtful or serious ones, have recognized this, while at the same time missing the point.
The men who translated Marxism into practical political terms in the form of Soviet terror were evolutionary thinkers.