Hi Patrick ,
Was expecting you to post this study… picked it up from uncommon descent?
Just asking cos i saw a reference in the site to this paper.
No, I don’t read uncommon descent. I picked it up from Science Daily. I posted the nature paper but it is behind a paywall.
This would appear to be typical Nature-bait hype of an interesting result. PZ Myers kindly points out why the headline conclusion doesn’t follow from the data, and why textbooks won’t have to be rewritten after all.
PZ Myers comes in for a low of criticism, often justified. But he remains a very clear and rigorous writer of science for a general audience, and that article is a good example of this. Thanks for posting it.