People aren’t stupid. Science is a public enterprise, and public acceptance has always been its most significant seal of approval.
In August 2004 I received an email inquiry from plant biologist Art Hunt. He had written a draft for a blog piece reviewing a research article of mine.
The idea that it isn’t hard to stumble upon things that are good for something doesn’t explain the origin of exquisite things.
He says, "Recombination can do all the things that Axe thinks are impossible." Can it really? Please show me, Martin!
Biologists, unlike chemists or physicists, tend to think they are doing science when they name things.