Oh, it’s very difficult to concede that you were mistaken about something. Especially, I would say, for males.
As Denyse O’Leary asks, “Why is it comparatively easy to develop a program to play chess, as opposed to teaching a robot to walk freely?”
It’s strikes me that this is a difference between design and Darwinian thinking.
The passionate focus on evolutionary relationships in biology papers tends to obscure awe at the wonders in life.
There is one point of confusion in descriptions of this year’s prize winners. It’s the talk of “directed evolution.”