As for the “God of the gaps” charge, the basic objection is that ID is an argument from ignorance, based upon what we don’t know.
The spines of Australian echidnas and North American porcupines are remarkably similar.
“There are many many many people who have come to the water’s edge, who have seen the problems with Darwinian evolution, have counted the cost, and recoiled.”
When I was younger, my family lived next-door to a retired dentist named Max. Before entering dentistry, Max studied biology at UC Berkeley.
The other day, walking down a tree-lined street, we were startled by a sudden crash and scramble at our feet.