A friend asks if this phenomenon is an example of Lamarckism.
New proteins had to come from somewhere. Susumu Ohno had an idea.
The idea that DNA should be full of evolutionary detritus has come under withering fire from a range of scientific research.
Yesterday, I described how some biologists claim that the enzyme nylonase demonstrates that it is easy to get new functional proteins.
Maybe he believes his goal of persuading non-scientists doesn’t call for the facts to be handled with the care his scientific colleagues expect.