It was interesting to see fellow University of Chicago biologist Jerry Coyne casually shoehorn Thornton into a Washington Post review of Darwin Devolves.
Since 2007, Hunt has been claiming to have refuted Michael Behe’s thesis that irreducible complexity cannot arise by mindless evolutionary processes.
Perhaps the evidence for the vast scope of Darwin’s theory really isn’t as strong as biologists over the years have been telling each other.
Behe is not in a defensive posture, despite his critics. He continues to advance.
The Brown University biologist is still out there, reassuring the world that unguided “evolutionary mechanisms” comfortably explain the wonders of biology.