“Nylon-eating bacteria? What the heck?” you say. “Why does this matter?”
I enjoyed Wilson’s book, and I learned a lot from it. But this biography’s most interesting feature is its firm rejection of Darwin’s theory of evolution.
I assume that if one reader took the trouble to ask about this, then others must be wondering, despite our having addressed the issue many times in the past.
Anolis lizards may be small but they aren’t stupid: they also started spending less time on the ground and perched higher up in trees to escape new predators.
Need evidence for Darwinian evolution? Just make it up.