In “real time” they show the function of an enhancer in switching a gene from off to on.
A central progressive theme was historicism, crediting history almost exclusively with the development of culture.
Transhumanists seek to “seize control of human evolution” by harnessing the naked power of biotech, cyber tech, and computer tech.
This is an excellent move, a very visible and enthusiastic support for human exceptionalism and equal moral worth.
Against the backdrop of research of Princeton’s Peter and Rosemary Grant, Darwin’s finches are among the most hyped illustrations of evolution in action.