Coyne is sure this is going to come as a rude shock, to our colleague and contributor Dr. Behe in particular, “a slap in the face of IDers like Michael Behe — a fish slap like the one below.”
Note the artfully deployed passive voice. One-way traffic “was finally counteracted by the launch of the first artificial satellites.” Who counteracted it?
Computer methods of analyzing mutations are widely used because they are generally accurate. They do not suddenly lose their accuracy when I cite them.
The dispute started when a review in Science proposed the 2012 article by Näsvall et al. as evidence against Mike Behe’s book Darwin Devolves.
It is a difficult question because, setting aside many other problems, the very starting point — the protein-coding gene — is highly complex.