Casey Luskin examines a paper which argues that the famous beta-globin pseudogene is functional. Why is this pseudogene famous?
The measures being taken against the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic owe nothing to evolutionary theory.
The authors offer a selectionist explanation, which is nevertheless uncertain. Note the repeated use of the subjunctive.
This is by no means an all-or-nothing selection (as the impression is sometimes given). Rather, the alleles are retained.
There are two main reasons why such an extremely implausible theory as Darwinism remains so popular in the scientific world.