Seeds of date palms from the Judean desert, over 2,000 years old, have sprouted and grown into healthy trees. What can we learn from their genes?
Mathematics has been at the foundation of modern challenges to neo-Darwinism, while those challenges are met mostly with handwaving.
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.