Let's talk about your book Galileo's Finger. Can you tell me about the title and what it represents?
You've written that "natural selection is essentially unpredictable because it is the outcome of sometimes competing tendencies and adaptations that at first sight may be advantageous remain unachievable." Can you explain?
In your book Galileo's Finger, I was surprised to find a list of arguments against creationism. If creationism isn't science why bother addressing it at all?
Beyond the intellectual aspects, are there more tangible dangers in having a large segment of the population that doesn't accept evolution?
In your book you point out that "Darwin and his contemporaries...knew nothing about the nature of heredity" Can you explain how the emergence of genetics helped strengthen and support the theory of evolution?
At the end of your chapter on DNA in Galileo's Finger, you mention that we shouldn't "waste our aspirations in petty squabbles that stem from the difference of a few letters in our genes." Obviously, you see understanding genetics as a potentially unifying force, can you elaborate on this?