"...we regard as regrettable the concatenation of Darwin's name with evolution."

Modified slightly to fit in the allotted space, the quote in full, from a recent essay in Nature titled, “Biology’s next revolution

Is this statement really merited? Is this information really new? I recall reading about this in The Selfish Gene, written in 1976. (goes to look it up)

Is this not prior art for realizing the significance of “Horizontal Gene Transfer?” I even found a usage of the word in 1975 on Google Books!