If a designer was designing us, either they’re a terrible designer or they’ve got a great sense of humour, because we’re carrying around all sorts of genes that don’t work.
It simply eludes [creationists] that science is a progressive endeavour, not handed down by rare authorities to be memorised and parroted like scripture, unchanged, untested and un-amended for centuries.
on “Jesus ‘n’ Mo ‘n’ evolution”, WEIT
When we look at the fossil record — and the genetic record, and the geological record, and the anatomical record, and every other record from every branch of science that supports the theory of evolution and investigates how it works — we don’t see any signs whatsoever of outside intervention. What we do see is exactly what we’d expect to see if evolution were an entirely natural process, proceeding one generation at a time.
… during the filming of this series I developed a deep irritation with the intellectual vacuity of those who actively seek to deny the reality of evolution and the science of biology in general. So empty is such a position, in the face of evidence collected over centuries, that it can only be politically motivated; there is not a hint of reason in it. And more than that, taking such a position closes the mind to the most wonderful story, and this is the tragedy for those who choose it, or worse, are forced into it through deficient teaching.