The failure of the biological community to produce a new paradigm is hardly surprising: there is no scientific way to do that. The whole question impinges on metaphysical issues and gets stuck.
On the other side we have the criticism of darwinism taken up to the point of monopoly by the ID groups, but while their critiques are apt they have no theory either. It is not enough to spout intelligent design cliches, they aren’t a theory.
I can tell alot about any given group from the way they are obsessed with self-enclosure: they ostracize me with almost paranoid speed. That shows they are afraid of discussion, and are deep inside the Cage, and unconsciously aware that they cannot make contact with the outside world…
What surprises me is the refusal of the ID people to communicate with me. But the reasons are obvious: they are ultra conservatives and they must defend the design argument in the Old Testament/ They dare not open a dialogue with someone like me.
What a silly situation.