Take a simple example, one that Rosenhouse finds deeply convincing and emblematic for biological evolution.
How was Darwinian theory, despite its lack of empirical support or even semblance of verisimilitude, able to advance to its present position of orthodoxy?
Readers can determine for themselves who’s blowing smoke and who’s got the beef.
Briefly, the design inference (the method rather than the book) identifies two features as essential for eliminating chance: improbability and specification.
Given the degree of discipleship for Sir Charles, Darwin fully expected to receive Lyell’s commendation for his labors.