one may wonder how Shapiro [James A. Shapiro] remains a member in good standing with the scientific community. Cells, according to Shapiro, are intelligently guiding their own evolution. This certainly isnt Darwinism. Nor is it theistic evolution To be sure, its not creationism it certainly sounds close to intelligent design. And yet theres a crucial difference, one that Shapiro is able to exploit and that keeps him safe. The difference between intelligent design and Shapiros view is not that organisms evolved. but it is also compatible with an evolutionary process under intelligent control in which the guidance given to evolution is extrinsic, substantive, and detectable.- William A. Dembski, Book Review, Evolution: A View from the 21st Century<quoted text>
James Shapiro of the University of Chicago, a molecular biologist and a deeply committed evolutionist, made this candid remark in response to Behe's work:
There are no detailed Darwinian accounts for the evolution of any fundamental biochemical or cellular system, only a variety of wishful speculations. It is remarkable that Darwinism is accepted as a satisfactory explanation for such a vast subject--evolution--with so little rigorous examination of how well its basic theses work in illuminating specific instances of biological adaptation or diversity. James Shapiro, "In the Details...What?," National Review, September 19, 1996, pp. 62-65.
He is right. Just ask someone to explain how natural selection creates information for DNA in billions of cells.
James A. Shapiro agrees that organisms have evolved he disagrees with the mechanism of natural selection.