The first exhibit is Lenski’s long-term evolution experiment, in which, after some 33,000 generations, bacterial cells evolved the ability to grow on citrate.
This year’s Conference on Engineering in Living Systems (CELS) is going on right now, exploring design principles at work in living things.
Perhaps the biggest evolutionary development in the course of the experiment involved some bacteria beginning to feed on citric acid.
This is what I mean when I say the list of a thousand plus vastly understates the number of scientists who are skeptical of evolutionary theory.
Kevin Williamson imagines that scientists are free to “slug it out” in journals and other academic settings, so that the truth reliably emerges.