We need to let Darwin speak for himself. It turns out that Darwin, given the opportunity, is quite capable of dismantling his own mythology.
The protest about the “spectre of intelligent design” was telling. When critics start talking that way, you can’t help wondering if ID is onto something.
Leonhard Euler was known to work out complex derivations in his head while blind. Of what possible use was this ability for survival?
Should we draw any conclusions from such consistent empirical failures of a theory?
Universal functional requirements, but without the identity of material components — sounds like design.