Theodosius Dobzhansky and Ashley Montagu wrote in 1947, “Race differences arise chiefly because of the differential action of natural selection on geographically separate populations.”
The two also discuss discontinuities in the fossil record as well as Berlinski’s insistence that “any theory of natural selection must plainly meet what I have called a rule against deferred success.”
As a biology graduate student, I had seen first-hand some of the alleged evidence for the “fact” of common descent.
We still are not close to designing any self-replicating machine. That is still pure science fiction.
Watched by a million people this week, Meyer in these 5 minutes does a superbly lucid job of explaining why scientists who doubt the standard evolutionary story are “appropriately skeptical.”