“The category ‘mainstream science’ sounds plausibly neutral, capturing the sort of objective knowledge to which any well-educated adult should assent.”
Inaccurate teaching about evolution is widespread, as Jonathan Wells’s review of textbooks shows.
If you tried to build a pipe that had to rotate on its long axis while maintaining its angular shape, could you do better than this?
A pair of new articles in Nature Genetics acknowledge just how widespread ERV and retrotransposon functionality is.
To me, this kind of back and forth is more amenable to serious discussion and reflection than quick volleys on a discussion board.