An article over at classical conversations takes on the establishment’s insistence that common descent is as well-evidenced as has been suggested.
She notes that there are several issues with the reasoning from common descent, because the present gaps in knowledge could be as easily (or more easily) satisfied with separate creation as common descent. The only reason for choosing evolution as being what fills the gaps, the author argues, is the modern preference for mechanistic systems. Preferences, as the author points out, are not evidence, and the modern preference is no more weighty than a passing fad. Quoting Chesterton, the author points out,
My attitude toward progress has passed from antagonism to boredom. I have long ceased to argue with people who prefer Thursday to Wednesday because it is Thursday.
The point being that if one is to insist that one’s view is correct and another’s view is incorrect, one should base it on actual evidence, and not the current fads of explanation. Read the article here.