by Adrian Cho
Take two theories and call me in the morning
April 3, 2014 | James Kohl
Science 4 April 2014: Vol. 344 no. 6179 pp. 19-20
Excerpt: “On one hand, the first thing you write down works. But then when you think about it, the first thing you write down doesn’t make any sense.”
My comment: When it was first proposed, mutation-initiated natural selection seemed to make sense. However, what’s been learned about physics, chemistry and molecular biology has since made ideas about mutation-driven evolution and ideas about natural selection seem to be examples of pseudoscientific nonsense. See, for example: Genes without prominence: a reappraisal of the foundations of biology.
Many physicists and most evolutionary theorists have already reached the point where they can no longer do anything but take two theories and add more theories that lead to diverging thoughts about reality. However, when it comes to the reality of physics, chemistry and molecular biology, experimental evidence is like a pill that resolves the headaches. Experimental evidence shows that life is nutrient-dependent and that reproduction is pheromone-controlled. All else is headache-causing theory.