Dr. Moran further writes, “it is true that evolutionary theory doesn’t allow for a ‘guided’ mechanism.” Hey wait, isn’t that what I just said?
From a reader in Kansas City, we received a hand-knitted argyle sweater and instructions that it was intended especially for our David Berlinski.
Neither Larry Moran nor PZ Myers has offered us positive reason to think that the preponderance of our genome is “junk.”
Like the Darwinian mechanism, the Lamarckian one appears to work — insofar as it does — by knocking things out, not building them up.
Johnson has now come in for criticism from mathematician Jeffrey Shallit and biochemist Larry Moran.