Professor Lenski’s contrasting of the frequency versus importance of evolutionary changes is misconceived and his illustrations are inapt.
A paper likens the proteome to a language with a “quasi-universal grammar” possessing the minimum complexity necessary to function as a cell.
If what separates us from other animals were material in nature, material alone, then perhaps we could look to a material process for an explanation.
Alas, Coyne’s review of Darwin Devolves has too little intellectual content to sustain any real engagement.
“Science is a wonderful thing, but human zoos, scientific racism, and eugenics were shocking betrayals of science.”