Swamidass got it wrong, and it’s perfectly appropriate for me to confront him on that. I wasn’t talking about any approach to human argumentation at all.
Only by sheer coincidence would blind factors produce such remarkable things, and coincidence is never that lucky.
Hans Vodder is a friend with whom I’ve been enjoying an unfolding discussion for well over a year.
For theists to eschew the claim that life is designed is puzzling, because nothing seems to force them to adopt that counterintuitive stance.
The problem these efforts face in the lab is exactly the problem faced by Darwin’s evolutionary mechanism in the wild.