From back when I was a sophomore taking biochemistry, one particular event stands out in my memory, perhaps because it was such an odd thing.
The media narrative goes on, and the scientists, when they protest, direct their protests not so much at the media as at the skeptics and mavericks, such as Tour himself.
There are many solid, trustworthy inferences in modern science, but there are those that are not very trustworthy at all.
It is a difficult question because, setting aside many other problems, the very starting point — the protein-coding gene — is highly complex.
In effect, protein engineers are using the power of random change plus intelligent design to see what if anything will improve function.