Matt Steinglass says I just don’t get it when it comes to evolution. Here is the opening of his summary:
The point is this: until the 19th century, the argument for God was that beings as complex and sophisticated as hummingbirds or humans could not possible have come into existence randomly; something had to have shaped them. Darwin showed that wasn’t true.
But a crucial point of my post is that Darwin showed no such thing. Evolution, contrary to frequent claims in the public square, does not act randomly. I won’t repeat my entire original post here, but if Matt rejects my argument for why this is not so, I think he needs to point out the flaw in my logic.
Again, to be clear, I am not claiming that somehow the theological argument from design is correct, only that evolution does not act randomly.