“We are survival machines,” wrote atheist biologist Richard Dawkins, “robot vehicles blindly programmed to preserve the selfish molecules known as genes.”
It needs no wisdom to stamp “ANIMAL” on the sufferer’s forehead, any more than it does to stamp “DISEASED.”
Fairy tales about survival of survivors contribute nothing to medical research, or to any other research.
Considering several recent papers shows that eliminating evolutionary words and concepts simplifies and improves scientific explanations.
A pair of new articles in Nature Genetics acknowledge just how widespread ERV and retrotransposon functionality is.