Darwin’s ideas have become a flashpoint in the culture, so any discussion of the science can easily become highly polarized and politicized.
The literature is looking at the same data that intelligent design proponents are looking at, making similar observations, and asking similar questions.
It’s far from clear how natural selection could select for this as an “adaptation” when its most obvious effect is to contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome.
Is there something adaptive to the enjoyment of colors in such a wild mix; and in our enjoying it at one particular time of the year?
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