The origin of self-referential cognition is unknown, say a trio of researchers who call it “biology’s most profound enigma.”
“Many life forms with essentially new body types appeared quickly and without precursors in the Burgess Shale in Kicking Horse Valley in British Columbia.”
They conclude, “there is something besides mutations and survival of the fittest needed to explain evolution.”
The media narrative goes on, and the scientists, when they protest, direct their protests not so much at the media as at the skeptics and mavericks, such as Tour himself.
Darwin thought everything evolved from a simple cell by mindless chance processes. The animals don’t know that.