The author, David Eller, makes a clever point that I never thought about. Intelligent design suffers from a problem with macrocreation. The theory purports to "explain" how certain features of cells (like its origin) and slightly larger systems (e.g. blood-clotting) can evolve, namely by divine intervention. Only.
But that, of course (even though I had not thought about it) leaves ID with a problem of explaining how speciation and other macroevolutionary events can occur. If they can't by evolution, then does the creator also interfere with processes at a higher level of organization? If not, then are the ID theorists (I'm being generous) admitting that natural evolutionary processes can account for them?
However, Behe and most of the effort of the ID movement is not directed at this level or about these questions. They focus on subspecies, microlevel phenomena, like flagella and eyes. Such explanations constitute a kind of microcreationism — claims about how lower-level, intraspecies systems or parts of systems came into being. Microcreation, then, is entirely comparable to microevolution. But neither is a sufficient theory by itself. Evolution demands macroevolution and creationism demands macrocreationism.Following the article are some comments. One is by Armando Simon, who submits that evolutionary biologists are dogmatic, or something to that effect. He thinks that evolution is flawed and speciation is caused by extra-terrestrial impacts.
Another pearl to close:
It would require a suicidal degree of stupidity to deny that microevolution happens rather often and easily.Yeah, because you don't get to have antibiotics if you don't believe in evolution.