Tyson insists the Copernican demotion story is redemptive because it saves us from religious ignorance.
The very admission that Darwinism has had no role in medical science is a telling argument not for its inclusion, but for its irrelevance.
As the pioneering chemical evolutionary theorist Alexander Oparin put it, “The problem of the nature of life and the problem of its origin have become inseparable.”
No, it is not a cure. Much more work remains to be done to even get close to saying it is.
Let us give some thought to the Y chromosome of Drosophila melanogaster, that engaging fly which is the bond-servant of genetics.