Professor Flannery is the author of Alfred Russel Wallace: The Rediscovered Life and an expert on Wallace’s life and scientific pursuits.
Yes, Nathan Lents, finally we agree: it is “A good day for thoughtful discussion of evolution.”
The conversation is already well underway, with much more stimulation to come.
Robert Crowther explores why some scientists are willing to risk their research and careers to voice their skepticism of evolutionary theory.
A very common way to try to discredit an argument is to exaggerate it, ignore distinctions an author makes, and/or change carefully qualified claims into bizarre absolutes.