Perhaps it is awe-inspiring to evolutionary biologists to try to work a puzzle, trying to find how everything is connected by common ancestry.
Obviously, evolutionary “laws” are quite malleable and have to give way when they become too cumbersome.
Here are unauthorized answers to questions posed by Jerry Coyne’s blog.
Yesterday we saw how, in a new paper, Warren Allmon and Robert Ross reformulate the argument for evolution from homologous structures.
The paper contains a very important concession.