The interesting thing is that “vaccines, GMOs, gluten allergies, homeopathy, etc ” and “fracking” are science questions [where progressives don’t like the trend of the evidence] that have a bearing on public health and safety. “Evolution” (whatever the blowdrys think it means) generally doesn’t. Or when it does, the issues move well out of the blowdrys’ purview. For example, what if most antibiotic resistance is not Darwinian evolution (natural selection acting on random mutation) but horizontal gene transfer (HGT) among colonies of bacteria- as may well be the case? Chances are, the blowdrys have never heard of HGT. So again, why is anyone watching their shows?
So a commenter writes
In what way is HGT and its effects not evolution? It’s just another form of gene flow, which we’ve been studying for decades.
Yeah, sure. Reply:
[Commenter] at 3 presumably knows as well as anyone else that
1. Horizontal gene transfer (HGT), while validated in many cases, is NOT what the blowdrys mean by “evolution.” It also isn’t what Darwin or the Darwinians/neo-Darwinians mean by evolution (they mean natural selection acting on random mutations, with VERTICAL transmission – at least get the angle right, and we are sailing).
2. Whatever is or isn’t a mechanism of evolution is not at issue here. If it were, the blowdrys would not be asking Scott Walker. They wouldn’t likely understand, for one thing. No reasonable person would involve them. Their skills are limited to playing Gotcha! Flyover moron! Their followers’ skills are limited to applause.
3. The blowdrys have zero interest in science as such. If they did, they would be all over any number of “science-based” scams and the ongoing scandal of peer review, especially in medical science—where science matters most to the most people. Crickets? Anyone hear the crickets?
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