The argument about whales turns on two points: “Population genetics calculations say no,” and “New fossil find throws the series into disarray.”
Even tissues have to deal with the dead, and like everything else they do, they excel at it. The number of players involved in cell death is truly astonishing.
Psychiatrist Randolph Nesse, a leader in this movement for “Darwinian medicine,” would require “questions about evolution in medical licensing examinations.”
Natural selection, if understood as undirected variation and differential reproductive success, is a destructive process.
The measures being taken against the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic owe nothing to evolutionary theory.