The kingfisher bird has to dive after fish rapidly without busting its beak. Japanese scientists looked into the physics of this, and redesigned the noses of their bullet trains.
Professor Behe traces the errant thinking to an outdated mathematical picture taken from Ronald Fisher and his 1930 book, The Genetical Theory of Natural Selection.
It was Nathan Lents himself who wrote, “I’ve made mistakes, some I caught, others someone else caught. I always correct it the best I can. That’s what honest people do.”
Of course finches don’t multiply and cycle through generations as rapidly as bacteria. Still, these birds have been isolated on the iconic islands for some 2 million years.
You do not need to study mutations for thirty years to predict that bombarding plant chromosomes with radiation will not lead to major agricultural advances.