Evolutionists do not mind if selection goes forward, backward, up, down or sideways, as long as Darwin’s honor is maintained.
I am fascinated by the philosophy of science parallels to similar moves in molecular phylogenetics and systematics.
Those of us in the community that seeks to advance the theory of intelligent design live in his presence every day. And we will continue to do so even following his death.
He gathered around him people with fresh takes, risk takers, even renegades, scientists who believed that evolution was an incomplete explanation for the patterns of life.
Provine was one of those rare people with a strong viewpoint who is still willing to imagine that there is an opposing view that is worth hearing.