Journalist discovers epigenetics, says sensationally dumb things

Will someone write a memo to the science journalists of the world… Epigenetics does not contradict, falsify, or otherwise challenge the well understood facts of evolution!!!

The Gaurdian published this gem last week:

Captain Picard, your services are needed.

Jerry Coyne thoroughly handles this bit of poorly informed, sensationalist nonsense, over at Why Evolution is True.

While you’re at it, throw horizontal gene transfer on the memo to journalists as well; they are also pretty confused by that.


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