In the hard sciences such explanations that can explain everything and rule out no possible observations are usually considered empirically empty and worthless.
Some jurisdictions are getting there faster and some slower. But that tide only flows in one direction.
The reviewers that insist this work is “ludicrous,” a “smear,” or a “hatchet job” are wrong; it is none of these.
From code to art: how does a linear set of instructions result in a beautifully crafted pattern? Diatoms do it, and scientists are struggling to figure out how.
Philosopher of science Thomas Kuhn compared scientific revolutions to political revolutions.