Why would an all-powerful creator decide to plant his carefully crafted species on islands and continents in exactly the appropriate pattern to suggest, irresistibly, that they had evolved and dispersed from the site of their evolution?
Let us understand what our own selfish genes are up to because we may then at least have the chance to upset their designs.
If something is true, no amount of wishful thinking will change it.
Once a viral program gets started, there is nothing to stop it.
We are a very, very unusual species.
Words are not trivial. They matter because they raise consciousness.