I can hardly resist the temptation to say “I told you so,” or to jokingly remark, “Oops, they did it again.”
One might call the 20th century a “philosopher of the gaps” period, with scientists basking in the headlines and philosophy finding less and less to do.
A nice thing about being young is that you have no idea how much you do not know.
Perhaps the evidence for the vast scope of Darwin’s theory really isn’t as strong as biologists over the years have been telling each other.
We are nearing a half-century since Eigen wrote about this paradox, and it “still challenges theoretical biologists.”