Evolution News and Views asks, “What are Darwinists going to say now? That Dr. Church, pioneering professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School, is a shill for creationism?” for praising Stephen C. Meyer’s Darwin’s Doubt? Ah, yes, probably
When Charles Darwin finished The Origin of Species, he thought that he had explained every clue, but one. Though his theory could explain many facts, Darwin knew that there was a significant event in the history of life that his theory did not explain. During this event, the “Cambrian explosion,” many animals suddenly appeared in the fossil record without apparent ancestors in earlier layers of rock.
In Darwin’s Doubt, Stephen C. Meyer tells the story of the mystery surrounding this explosion of animal life—a mystery that has intensified, not only because the expected ancestors of these animals have not been found, but because scientists have learned more about what it takes to construct an animal. During the last half century, biologists have come to appreciate the central importance of biological information—stored in DNA and elsewhere in cells—to building animal forms.
If damage is done to their careers it will be because they threatened tenured Darwinist mediocrities, and when you aim at Darwin’s dullards, you must not miss.