An antagonist suggests that it is appropriate to use math models to fill in the analagous missing dots, which in this case involved manufacturing evidence to be included in the fossil record. ‘Virtual fossil’ reveals last common ancestor of humans and Neanderthals My comment: Serious scientists do not use math models to link atoms to ecosystems. They use what is known about physics, chemistry, and conserved molecular mechanisms. Similarly, they do not introduce analogies or metaphors as substitutes for experimental…