And just think, it all arose by chance, blind, mindless processes alone, didn’t it?
It sets a fascinating challenge but offers an enviable reward.
The rejoinder to this way of thinking, which Jay Richards expresses with wonderful concision, is that humans possess a unique capacity forever setting us apart from machines.
We looked at some papers claiming to see evolution happening in real time, to see if natural selection has actually invented a new function, or just broke an existing function.
May a teacher let students know what evolutionary biologists had to say about their own field at the November 2016 Royal Society meeting?