Most of us think of science as the enterprise of seeking truth by formulating hypotheses and testing them against the evidence. This is empirical science.
“The human eye is a well-tread [sic] example of how evolution can produce a clunky design,” writes Professor Lents.
In a physical world there will be design constraints, so it is only realistic to expect tradeoffs.
In 1991, Richard Dawkins gave a lecture arguing that natural selection can produce complex and seemingly improbable features by an accumulation of small, incremental steps.
When you read Matti Leispola’s account of his adventures with a persecuted enclave of Darwin skeptics, you’ll understand why he has a smile on his face.