The phenomenon of convergent evolution suggests that natural selection fits better with the analogy of the engineer than it does the tinkerer.
Remarkably, even Ernst Mayr was forced to tacitly acknowledge the challenge to Darwinism posed by convergence.
From crippled fruit flies we move to perhaps the most pervasive icon of them all, the peppered moth.
The oversimplification here is staggering (Darwin and women’s rights?!) and would take an entire book to unpack.
Certain threads in the events of recent months suggest the hand of a skilled novelist.