You do not need to study mutations for thirty years to predict that bombarding plant chromosomes with radiation will not lead to major agricultural advances.
I recently had a lively conversation with a former colleague at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne.
The interview is very accessible to the non-scientist and, in my opinion, is one of the best discussions of the major issues in this debate I have ever heard.
What happens when an up-and-coming European bioscientist flips from Darwin disciple to Darwin defector, builds a highly successful scientific career, and then writes a book about it?
Charles Darwin famously offered a suggestion as to how his theory could be falsified.