Dr. Richard Buggs is a plant biologist and professor of evolutionary genomics at Queen Mary, University of London.
Scientists have learned over the centuries that when a fundamental theoretical impasse is encountered, we do not blame nature.
Human reproduction is perhaps the quintessential example of teleology in biology.
Those who interpreted the essence of Darwinism as being an explanation of evolution in (covertly) theistic terms appear to have had a point.
Personally, I am quite sympathetic to the dissenting view of my paleontologist colleague Simon Conway Morris.