The tenacity of the idea of random evolution, with figures like Dawkins making the confusion chronic, is one of the puzzles of modern science. In any real scientific subject the idea would have been challenged from the start and subjected to both logical and observational challenges. The whole confusion over natural selection is turning into a tragedy for modern secularism stuck irrationally with this muddle. The combination of atheist pleading and hidden social darwinism has turned many into outright promoters of the deception, well aware of fallacies involved. In this situation it becomes hard to trust the judgment of scientists.