I don’t think that Stephen Larson is pro-intelligent design, which makes his descriptions of biology all the more striking.
This remains a major problem for evolutionary thinking, whether under an adaptationist or a neutralist model.
They say these systems “evolved,” as if that explained it, but the substance of everything else they say points to intelligent design.
History has long attributed the development of the gear to the ancient Greeks, over two thousand years ago.
But what about Darwin’s citation of the gemmule? Does this help show he had an accurate understanding of cellular complexity?