Charles Darwin continually promised his “big book” full of missing evidence to many of his correspondents but failed to deliver it.
Here is Ball’s proposed rule for molecular biologists: “stop assuming,” he writes, “we know which parts of DNA matter and which don’t.”
A book widely hailed as proposing a true mechanism for evolution actually reads more like an anti-creationist polemic.
The present reader, in company with a host of agnostic biologists and cosmologists, simply finds in Darwin a complete dearth of convincing scientific evidence.
Pause before you swat. The sensory systems of fruit flies that let them discern their surroundings look as if they had been engineered.