And no wonder smart guys like Eugene Koonin and Eric Davidson are openly contemptuous. The nonsense goes on, but first note this: Darwinism is a modern superstition, where animals are held to think like people and mythical creatures like the selfish gene are held to really exist. And Darwinists claim, in all seriousness, that failure to dunk children in this garbage at school will set a country behind in science.
Here’s more from Darwin’s “science as compulsory story time”:
Bartoš and colleagues’ results uncover a new phenomenon in domestic horses: a female counter-strategy to male infanticide. It appears that domestic mares choose not to raise foals fathered by stallions outside the home herd. If the dominant home male is not the father, he may subsequently attempt infanticide. Two things happen as a result. Either mares manipulate the males’ paternity assessment by promiscuous mating with home males. Alternatively, if the mares are physically unable to have sexual activity with home males, i.e. they are in separate enclosures, they are seven times more likely to abort the fetus, to prevent the waste of energy in producing offspring likely to be lost.
They don’t even make clear whether they mean it is the mare’s strategy or the “selfish gene’s” strategy.
A non-Darwinist could, of course, think of plausible reasons for higher losses when the mare has been in transit early in the pregnancy. But that would be science, not the “science,” beloved of Darwinists.