I think you misunderstood Laughlin’s quote (which I posted earlier in this thread). He wrote:
“Evolution by natural selection, for instance, which Charles Darwin originally conceived as a great theory, has lately come to function more as an antitheory, called upon to cover up embarrassing experimental shortcomings and legitimize findings that are at best questionable and at worst not even wrong.”
He was referring to “experimental shortcomings” that “are at best questionable and at worst not even wrong.”
He was not saying that the ToE is “not even wrong.”
When he uses the expression “not even wrong,” he does not mean “right.” He means “worse than wrong,” i.e., “meaningless.”
OK, let me try that one more time. Laughlin’s quote is a bit confusing. His use of the phrase “not even wrong” applies to “findings,” — not to the Darwinian ToE itself. And as I wrote above, his phrase “not even wrong” means “worse than wrong.”
So the bottom line is that, in taking that quote an an endorsement of the ToE, I think you misunderstood it on two counts.
Guns do not kill. People use guns to kill. The Theory of Evolution is not wrong. People who abuse the Theory of Evolution are wrong.