Physicists always seem to end up with puzzles: what is dark energy, what is dark matter, what caused the big bang, how big is a proton. I love the honest puzzles that physicists bring to the table.
Evolutionary biologists, however, never seem to be puzzled about nuthin’. First life? Don’t know how yet, but its not a problem. Cambrian explosion, wasn’t mutch,a and it had millions of years. Irreducible complexity? No deal, we did this experiment that produced two mutations to produce a single function — after 1/2 million years worth of evolving. HAR1F pulls off 18 mutations, no problem, millions of years. No issues, not problems, no puzzles. Its as settled as the earth goes around the sun.
In a nutshell, that is the difference between science, like the physics of the Large Hadron Collider, and ideology, like the defense of Darwinism (the only known theory that is in principle capable of explaining certain aspects of life. (p. 287, Blind Watchmaker, 1986)), as the creation story of naturalism.
Physics can shake off its problems mainly by chucking non-evidence-based nonsense. It’s done that before.
The problem in biology is, once we start chucking, half the foundations will be in the dumpsters.
Sure, we can fix things up, but we need a new building. Too much sanctified rot has been left for too long.
See, for example, What the fossils told us in their own words.
In search of a road to reality
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