Coming from the National Center for Science Education or the New York Times, this is typical.
There is one point of confusion in descriptions of this year’s prize winners. It’s the talk of “directed evolution.”
The problem these efforts face in the lab is exactly the problem faced by Darwin’s evolutionary mechanism in the wild.
David Barash is an evolutionary biologist known for delivering a yearly talk to his students disabusing them of the idea that science can be reconciled with religious faith.
Hammering home the lesson about “our own evolutionary history” was exactly the purpose behind displaying and humiliating an African man with monkeys.