Evolution’s proper place of study has moved from gross anatomy and population genetics to biochemistry.
A reader must ask if an RNA molecule could possibly govern chemical reactions, suppress free-riders, support co-operators, and act in its own self-interest.
The argument about whales turns on two points: “Population genetics calculations say no,” and “New fossil find throws the series into disarray.”
ID the Future explores key arguments from Dr. Spetner’s books Not by Chance and The Evolution Revolution.
Perhaps in ten years we’ll be having this conversation again — and perhaps at that time the Smithsonian Institution will give us all a more objective analysis of the evidence.