It is a pity that Darwin’s homeland no longer boasts a satirist of the caliber of Thomas Love Peacock to exploit this rich seam of comic absurdity.
Richard Dawkins predicted that “a large fraction” of our genomes has no function, because, “The true ‘purpose’ of DNA is to survive, no more and no less.”
Philosopher Mary Midgely pointed out the fatuousness of the “meme” hypothesis in painfully direct terms.
Ruse’s chronological snobbery might be forgiven if the claims he makes for Darwinism can be unequivocally substantiated.
“How close are we to understanding the origin of life?” a radio moderator asked atheist biologist Richard Dawkins.