Indeed, if undergraduate majors in our biology department revealed such profound misconceptions about basic evolutionary biology we would have serious misgivings about conferring their degrees in biology.
We can add Dan Ely to the names of Richard Sternberg, Guillermo Gonzalez, Michael Behe, Scott Minnich, William Dembski, Nancy Bryson, Caroline Crocker, etc.
Dr. Ely is a cardio-vascular physiologist. Regarding physiology of the heart, it is abundantly clear there are not even very good theoretical Darwinian transitionals between the major architectures of the heart. See: The Vertebrate Animal Heart: Unevolvable, whether Primitive or Complex (there were some simplifications, such as no mention of lungfish hearts, but the conclusion would be the same).
I invite the undergrads to question signatories of the letter and ask them what do the theoretical transitionals look like for hearts? I’m quite confident, the students will see that the facts are on Dr. Ely’s side. Weeks, Niewiarowski and Parks can give their non-answers to the students question and then threaten the students with denial of diplomas if they don’t stop questioning Darwinian theory…
(thanks to Richard Hoppe of PT and RSR for bringing attention to the above letter)