Jerry Coyne in his disastrous attempt to educate laypersons in evolutionary dogma has this to say:
If evolution is a car, then natural selection is the engine and mutation is the gas. … Although Darwin had no idea where this variation came from, we now know that it is produced by mutation–accidental changes in the sequence of DNA that usually occur as copying errors when a molecule replicates during cell division.
And if Henry Ford were Jerry Coyne he’d say that assembly line mistakes turned the Ford Quadricycle
into the Ford GT
What a maroon. I’m not complaining mind you. The likes of Mark Chu-Carrol, Sean Carrol, and Jerry Coyne are certainly entertaining in a slapstick kind of way but it does make one wonder if any serious adversarial reviewer of Behe’s The Edge of Evolution will ever make an appearance.