We just had a long discussion about the evolution of the weaponry of the mantis shrimp... and no one can propose a plausible pathway of gradualistic transmutation that excludes intelligent design.<quoted text>
Wrong, neither theory requires an intelligent force (or rule it out, technically speaking) to be behind the scenes, it is not a rejection of god per se but simply it is not needed to provide explanatory power.
So want to re-think that one?
Oh, and you never answered my other question - let me post it again for you.
Nevertheless, it is insisted that a naturalistic (ie "atheistic") mechanism must exist.
In other words, you have FAITH that every species, known and unknown evolved WITHOUT God. That is not science...that is religion.