For years people cited the wiring of the vertebrate eye as evidence of “poor design” in biology.
Long described as useless leftovers of evolution, pseudogenes are rising from the junk pile as functional entities.
“Let’s listen to the data,” says Eberlin. “Let’s surrender to the evidence” — which points to intelligent design.
The famed Brazilian chemist discusses the body’s surprisingly helpful (and sophisticated) system for flushing out the bad stuff.
I respect Coyne’s position, but, lacking his faith, I interpret this evidence more naturally as pointing to an ingenious mind.