A premise here is that abstract thought is a unique human endowment, so our colleague Wesley Smith will also find this of interest as a scientific test of human exceptionalism.
I respect Coyne’s position, but, lacking his faith, I interpret this evidence more naturally as pointing to an ingenious mind.
The media are generous with claims that new findings “shed light” on evolution.
Some reviews that try to make a book look bad are so ill-informed and malicious that they actually make a good book look better.
Writing in the journal Science, reviewers Lents, Swamidass, and Lenski make a very specific, clear, strong, and unambiguous claim.