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.
The question before us was whether anyone but journalists and other amateurs take the science of ID, “daft rube-bait” according to Kevin, seriously.
Lenski agrees that the beneficial mutations seen in his Long Term Evolution Experiment are overwhelmingly degradative or loss-of-function ones.
As I’m writing this I’ve been reacquainting myself with physicist Marcelo Gleiser, who just won the year’s prestigious, $1.5 million Templeton Prize.