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.
Sometimes it might be a good idea to actually read what ID proponents write before critiquing it.
We publish this exchange, hoping to clear up some misunderstandings.
Dr. Richard Lenski’s lab has been conducting a long-term experiment in bacterial evolution, growing E. coli under starvation conditions for 50,000 generations.