The most promising candidate for a “natural engine” is proton flows across thermal vents that theoretically could generate high-energy molecules.
A theory that “tolerates exceptions” is doing no work at all, simply wandering along behind the data like a puppy on a leash.
The greatest engine of atheism in modern times — Darwin’s theory — is nothing more than a bastardization of the strongest philosophical argument for God’s existence.
In one paragraph Lents et al. twice cited sources they thought contradicted Behe, and twice suggested he ignored or dismissed contrary evidence.
The paper could cause a stir, since it has violated an “implicit agreement” that mainstream academics should never criticize public advocates of evolution.