Yes, Nathan Lents, finally we agree: it is “A good day for thoughtful discussion of evolution.”
The conversation is already well underway, with much more stimulation to come.
Shapiro accepts the idea of evolution, but he also appreciates that intelligent design is ultimately a way of understanding evolution, the mechanism that drives it.
As Michael Behe notes, evolution is a “peculiar theory” all right and not surprisingly produces peculiar behavior from its proponents.
This is what I mean when I say the list of a thousand plus vastly understates the number of scientists who are skeptical of evolutionary theory.