The so-called onion test, or indeed the “C-value enigma,” is predicated on unsupportable assumptions about the physiological effects of — and/or requirements for — larger genomes, many of which are contradicted by the scientific evidence.
Applying Darwinian insights to morality is not distorting the theory at all (as it would be for someone to draw moral implications from relativity theory). Rather, it is explicitly part and parcel of Darwin’s own theory of human evolution.
Another prominent paper has continued this trend of pushing defenders of junk DNA into yet smaller gaps in the genome.
Picture an Ouroboros, the alchemical symbol of a snake with its own tail in its mouth. Do you get the feeling that Darwinian “logic” is taking us nowhere?
Researchers trying to create a primate phylogenetic tree are finding it isn’t as easy as they’d hoped.