The scientist — Javier Campos-Gomez at the University of Alabama at Birmingham — was easy to find and I emailed him to confirm that he is who he says he is.
The insight is timely, given the two-year anniversary of lockdowns that we’ve recently observed.
It alludes to an adage with roots in ancient Greece, “Let the cobbler not judge above the sandal.” That is, mind your own business.
If computer scientists build systems like that, and life at the DNA level also incorporates them, for the very same reasons, that’s rather suggestive.
You really cannot understand debates about evolution without appreciating the ego — the male ego in particular, you could argue — that is involved.