A theory that “tolerates exceptions” is doing no work at all, simply wandering along behind the data like a puppy on a leash.
Maybe life is not a tree but, as biologists are finding to be increasingly likely, a forest or an orchard. But then what are the consequences for strict naturalism?
I had someone ask whether, in a previous post, I meant universal common descent (UCD) or more limited common descent.
Did four-year-old Angela climb Everest by herself? No way.
A reader asks, “I was just wondering why some fellows at Discovery believe in ID but still hold to common descent.“