|No, he isn't saying pull my finger.|
The Secular Spectrum: Unnatural Selection
I admit that I still have trouble understanding creationists. Having been raised without religion, I have enough difficulty relating to believers in the first place.
But even though I think theistic evolutionists like Francis Collins have partitioned the scientist in their brains from their faith, this form of contortionism has a long history in evolutionary thought. And it's certainly preferable to creationists and its intelligent design offshoot.
When I think of those two groups of evolutionary denialists, I imagine them sticking their fingers in their ears and saying la la la la la whenever they think about archaeopteryx's or read of a new hominin like Homo naledi.
It's a very small world they live in inside that contradictory and morally despicable book.