There’s a reason why McBride focuses his response so heavily on skull sizes — it’s a rare characteristic for which there’s some consistent kind of a trajectory over time.
Write FAIL by another Darwinian prediction: there’s no relationship between the length of a branch on Darwin’s “tree of life” and how many leaves it has.
And failing miserably. What’s that you say about the incompetence of nature’s own design?
“By the 1940s and 50s, Lewis became more vocal about the looming dangers of what he called ‘scientocracy,’ the effort to hand over the reigns of cultural and political power to an elite group of experts claiming to speak in the name of science.”
The standard talking point among Darwin advocates had been that there exists no genuine scientific opposition to Darwinian theory.
In Seattle, instead of children, people have dogs.
“Through their thorough arguments, the essays in Processes of Life challenge widely held assumptions about biology and evolution. Dupr� provides a view of life grounded in recent research and current understanding. His perspective also reminds us how much we do not know.”
“For a nonscientist it’s very difficult to figure out what to think …”
Darwinian theory allowed a framework and easy fit into which Hitler’s Nazis could cast their racial program as both scientific and even inexorable.
But DNA wasn’t designed — right?