Shhh — don’t say it. The geological event, well, not “event,” as in something that happened about 541 million years ago…we don’t talk that way anymore.
I am fascinated by the philosophy of science parallels to similar moves in molecular phylogenetics and systematics.
Hey — wanna see a talk that combines the following. Black swallowtail butterflies, William Harvey, snarky robotic aliens from Alpha Centauri, and more.
In 1987, a harmless graduate student who wanted to take on the dreadful giant neo-Darwinism might be an entertaining spectacle.
I’ve fussed about this point for a long time. And Discovery Institute colleagues have occasionally chided me for my obsession.