What I want to address is why the problem of protein evolution is such a big deal, and what the recent disagreement with Martin Poenie is about.
There is an elephant in the room that evolutionary biologists don’t want to acknowledge.
Stay with us, Larry. And follow the logic.
A reader wrote us recently to ask why natural selection can’t extract enough information from the fitness landscape to explain complex features.
If common descent, or “descent with modification” as Darwin called it, is true, there should be traces of this process in the genomes of organisms.