Hitchens was a first-rate intellectual, a terrific writer and an effective provocateur.
Looking for a good metaphor to help explain the relationship between standard Darwinian biology and the new paradigm offered by intelligent design?
Laura Vandenberg, lead author on the paper, says in the video that “the finding suggests that what we thought about how cells know what to make is incomplete.”
The so-called onion test, or indeed the “C-value enigma,” is predicated on unsupportable assumptions about the physiological effects of — and/or requirements for — larger genomes, many of which are contradicted by the scientific evidence.
Another prominent paper has continued this trend of pushing defenders of junk DNA into yet smaller gaps in the genome.