There is one point of confusion in descriptions of this year’s prize winners. It’s the talk of “directed evolution.”
“Well, we can’t touch the third rail, so the question becomes, How can we safely get past it?”
Design advocates have the advantage of looking at both sides of the origins debate.
They argue our eyes are wired “backward,” a jerry-rigged fix compliments of blind evolution. But we now know that “backward wiring” actually improves oxygen flow.
What happens when an up-and-coming European bioscientist flips from Darwin disciple to Darwin defector, builds a highly successful scientific career, and then writes a book about it?