Dr. Wells dissects some recent hype over Darwin’s finches, an icon of evolution that just won’t stay buried.
Darwin anticipated “innumerable transitions” in the fossil record, but such a rainbow of transitional forms has never been found.
Wells encourages more than a modest dose of skepticism, and gives the example of the supposed “backward wiring of the vertebrate eye” as a case in point.
Dr. Wells explaining why DNA information in an embryo can only do its job in the context of spatial information that is specified independently of it.
Thomas Kuhn argued from the history of science that reigning scientific paradigms do not give way gently and rationally before new and conflicting evidence.