The implication is that the editors — Denise Kirschner, Mark Chaplain, and Akira Sasaki — did not realize the article was about intelligent design.
I’ve fussed about this point for a long time. And Discovery Institute colleagues have occasionally chided me for my obsession.
It’s a particularly crude example of how confirmation bias works — how else would you explain this story? — not only among lay people but among top researchers.
Whales are held up as a model of what unguided evolution can do in a short time: in this case, just 8 million years, or perhaps even half that.
The measures being taken against the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic owe nothing to evolutionary theory.