I was just reading this fairly-well written article, and came upon one of the last paragraphs.
It’s an interesting take by a, shall we say, “non-scientist”:
“These scientists argue that only ‘rational agents’ could have possessed the ability to design and organise such complex systems.
Whether or not they are right (and I don’t know), their scientific argument about the absence of evidence to support the claim that life spontaneously created itself is being stifled – on the totally perverse grounds that this argument does not conform to the rules of science which require evidence to support a theory.”
You have to like this logic: the scientific community doesn’t want to entertain the idea of ID with its implicit argument that there is no evidence to support RM+NS, since ID is not a scientific theory given that it doesn’t have evidence to support its theory.
Yes, indeed, the “image of pots and kettles”!