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.”
“Diversity and doubt produce creativity; we must make room for them,” according to Jerry Ravetz.
One might call the 20th century a “philosopher of the gaps” period, with scientists basking in the headlines and philosophy finding less and less to do.
The passionate focus on evolutionary relationships in biology papers tends to obscure awe at the wonders in life.
The father had sent his son a copy of our book, urging him to read it so the two could discuss the evidence and arguments there.