This line of argumentation only appears compelling to those who assume from that start that the core assumptions of the standard evolutionary model are true.
Today in Seattle people were panicking about a big oncoming snowstorm, promised for tomorrow afternoon.
The idea that scientists are like tribal elders, to be respected and never questioned, much less smirked at (God forbid), is one possible perspective.
Scientists watched microbes inherit extreme acid resistance in Yellowstone hot springs not through genetics, but through epigenetics.
This is nothing short of a spectacular vindication of Stephen Meyer’s perspective in Darwin’s Doubt.