An example of this devolutionary process on a showy scale? Flightless island birds, devolved from birds that could fly.
Mainstream evolutionary biologists are independently arriving at very similar conclusions to Behe’s central thesis.
Perhaps one of ENCODE’s staunchest critics has been Dan Graur, a molecular evolutionary biologist at the University of Houston.
Kevin Williamson imagines that scientists are free to “slug it out” in journals and other academic settings, so that the truth reliably emerges.
The passionate focus on evolutionary relationships in biology papers tends to obscure awe at the wonders in life.