Because of Phillip Johnson’s leadership no informed person will ever again honestly say that Darwin’s theory flows straight from the data.
It was interesting to see fellow University of Chicago biologist Jerry Coyne casually shoehorn Thornton into a Washington Post review of Darwin Devolves.
Professor Lenski revisits a series of experiments on the bacteriophage lambda begun by his lab around 2012.
Lenski agrees that the beneficial mutations seen in his Long Term Evolution Experiment are overwhelmingly degradative or loss-of-function ones.
Professor Lenski’s contrasting of the frequency versus importance of evolutionary changes is misconceived and his illustrations are inapt.