Coyne is sure this is going to come as a rude shock, to our colleague and contributor Dr. Behe in particular, “a slap in the face of IDers like Michael Behe — a fish slap like the one below.”
It’s not too often you see a denser collation of cliché taunts directed at intelligent design.
Writing in the journal Science, reviewers Lents, Swamidass, and Lenski make a very specific, clear, strong, and unambiguous claim.
I explained that his writing has certainly seemed like a subtweet, at the very least, directed at ID. Others appear to understand it similarly.
Let’s encourage dissent and embrace an authentically liberal approach to scientific inquiry.