To me, this kind of back and forth is more amenable to serious discussion and reflection than quick volleys on a discussion board.
I found their review utterly convincing — although probably not in the way the authors might hope.
This line of argumentation only appears compelling to those who assume from that start that the core assumptions of the standard evolutionary model are true.
Kevin Williamson imagines that scientists are free to “slug it out” in journals and other academic settings, so that the truth reliably emerges.
I recently had a lively conversation with a former colleague at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne.