For a theory whose empirical strength is so great that it cannot be doubted, universal common descent certainly is doubted a lot.
In a couple of cases, Weinberg goes beyond the pale, making accusations that are bizarre and even slanderous.
“Denton provides a scientific underpinning for a theistic humanism far beyond the nihilistic implications of so-called secular humanism,” writes Günter Bechly.
Weinberg takes a historically accurate claim — that many creationists over the years blamed communism on evolution — and then blows it way out of proportion.
Jupiter’s moon Europa, somewhat smaller than Earth’s moon, may have surface water and organic chemicals, researchers say.