Here the latest from Carl Woese. The abstract is short but telling:
BiologyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Next Revolution
Nigel Goldenfeld and Carl Woese
[posted February 8, 2007]
ABSTRACT: The interpretation of recent environmental genomics data exposes the far-reaching influence of horizontal gene transfer, and is changing our basic concepts of organism, species and evolution itself.
So here’s the deal: When trying to derail ID in the court of public opinion, say that there is NO controversy over evolution. Say that scientists have achieved a consensus and that evolution is as well established as the earth going around the sun. But when out of the public eye, feel free to publish on how the entire field of evolutionary biology is in disarray and in need of a “next revolution.”