I understand why the book is free as no one would buy it otherwise. But joking aside. On this forum it is not enough just to make some claims and then when challenged to refer to a book. To the very simple suggestion that you provide examples of what you asserted to be so common, you point to the book as the answer. When I quote from the web site of McCarthy, you ignore it and says that I should read the whole book before saying anything.I point you to a free book online. I explain some of the contents as I understand it. I tell you what you can expect to read in the book. Am I somehow obligated to convince you of this? If you're really interested and open-minded about it, you'll go see for yourself. If you're not, no amount of typing by me will help you.
McCarthy on his website is all over the place with lots of assumption, but little content. The noise to signal ratio is high, so it is not surprising that people who go to his site gets exasperated. And if you have read the book and is unable to answer to direct question other that pointing to gametes and meiosis and a fistful of assumptions, then that does not help us to understand why this is such a miraculous new way of seeing things. And to me it belongs to neo-Darwinian theories, but then I more a farmer than an intellectual so I could be wrong.
Besides, I don't get what's so great about ID. It only explains how it didn't happen. Nothing more.
Perhaps your point of defending McCarthy might be that you don't like the idea of intelligence being behind this, but neither do the neo-Darwinists.
No, he doesn't. His key thing is assumptions. He makes a case about how wild yaks can mate with domestic yaks as evidence of hybridization, but they belong to the same genus, Bos. The wild yak is the ancestor to the domesticated yak. This is hardly some astonishing revelation.McCarthy at least uses known and documented mechanisms to outline a more plausible way in which evolution might have happened.
I think you are. If in doubt reread the last two pages of this thread. The mirror from other forumites might become clearer.Anyway, I'm not married to this theory.