I won’t recap the splendid work Emily Reeves has already done here in dissecting the TEDx talk from a scientific angle.
The waves may be huge and the surface roiling, but the deeper waters continue as they always have, essentially undisturbed.
From time to time a storm arises in the virosphere and affects humans.
It’s important to remember that Darwinian factors are indeed real and can have important medical effects, but they only modify life around the edges.
Professor Lenski’s contrasting of the frequency versus importance of evolutionary changes is misconceived and his illustrations are inapt.