If anything is a “war on science,” it is publishing ideological articles like this in what is supposed to be a science journal.
Science goes badly off the track when it succumbs to ideological pressures — as it did with the eugenics movement.
Not surprisingly, the transition from ape to man is the first, second, and third image produced by a Google image search for the term “evolution.”
Wells encourages more than a modest dose of skepticism, and gives the example of the supposed “backward wiring of the vertebrate eye” as a case in point.
This brand of scientific ideology requires a “God of the gaps” — Eugene Koonin’s “present model” — to explain away mysteries like the origin of life.