“In my opinion, the controversy surrounding my hire is artificial — largely generated by one activist blogger who is not an astronomer.”
Keep this in mind next time someone tells you that only na�ve Biblical literalism keeps anyone from fully accepting Darwin’s idea.
Like a broken copier, popular science media just keeps spitting this stuff out.
A new paper offers the concession that the modern evolutionary synthesis has never provided an account of “how major forms of life evolved.”
So this astronomer walks into a bar and says, “It’s the holy grail of exoplanet research…”