Elsewhere in the mighty web, the blogosphere is alight with point and counter-point following recent news involving the ENCODE project. Some of it is getting rather hot.
A favorite "Devil's Advocate" of mine has been fairly active. Larry Moran's Sandwalk blog has some rather harsh things to say about scientific reporting and the whole ENCODE project.
The Story of You: Encode and the human genome – video where Larry writes:
The average person watching this video will think that ENCODE is the best thing since sliced bread. The hype is astounding, and totally unjustified considering that we haven't learned anything of fundamental importance from the ENCODE project.
One of his recent posts addresses the response from the "Intelligent Design" community.
Anybody have a passionate opinion they care to share?
Maybe you can also declare if you are a Gouldian or a Dawkinsonian.