Professor Dave’s attacks undercut his credibility as a spokesman for his own view. If he had the truth on his side, there’s no reason he would behave this way.
“Many life forms with essentially new body types appeared quickly and without precursors in the Burgess Shale in Kicking Horse Valley in British Columbia.”
No matter what we do to the DNA of a fruit fly embryo, there are only three possible outcomes: a normal fruit fly, a defective fruit fly, or a dead fruit fly.
I’m interested in “science as a cultural domain,” too. And here’s a great illustration of how the culture changes.
Growth mindset is an idea popularized by Stanford psychology professor Carol Dweck.