Is This the Third Stage?recent review reads like something out of the Intelligent Design movement:
much research in contemporary evodevo remains steeped in a traditional framework that views traits and trait differences as being caused by genes and genetic variation, and the environment as providing an external context in which development and evolution unfold. … we remain rather convinced that organisms, traits, and differences in traits reside in, and are controlled by, genes and genetic variation. … [evolutionary thinking entails] the basic notion that the essences of organisms, traits, and trait differences ultimately reside in genes and genetic variation and that development is determined and directed by genes or their immediate products.
This was written by an evolutionist and his point was that this “traditional framework” is a clearly a problem that needs to be rectified. Strange, that is exactly what skeptics of creation by chance have been saying for years.
As the old saying goes:
All truth passes through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed;
Second, it is violently opposed;
Third, it is accepted as self-evident.
Perhaps we are moving into the third stage.