In 1991, Richard Dawkins gave a lecture arguing that natural selection can produce complex and seemingly improbable features by an accumulation of small, incremental steps.
Imagine yourself as a graduate student doing research in one of the natural sciences.
Vertebrate eyes work reasonably well, Richard Dawkins conceded, but “it is the principle of the thing that would offend any tidy-minded engineer!”
Evolutionary theory fails to explain what almost all biology students are told it explains: the origin and diversity of life.
I enjoyed Wilson’s book, and I learned a lot from it. But this biography’s most interesting feature is its firm rejection of Darwin’s theory of evolution.