As Seth W. Cheetham and his co-authors put it, biology suffers from “demotivation into exploring pseudogene function by the a priori assumption that they are functionless.”
It’s good to be able to report progress.
A evolutionist complains, “They try to use ‘Darwinist’ like an albatross linking evolution to Darwin’s Victorian white supremacy.”
The paper could cause a stir, since it has violated an “implicit agreement” that mainstream academics should never criticize public advocates of evolution.
When scientists use the word “theory,” they don’t always mean a well-established idea that is supported by a broad range of evidence.