The supposed sudden emergence of the enzyme nylonase has been a chief talking point for the power of evolution for many years.
BIO-Complexity is not the first journal to be founded to advance a controversial case.
New proteins had to come from somewhere. Susumu Ohno had an idea.
Yesterday, I described how some biologists claim that the enzyme nylonase demonstrates that it is easy to get new functional proteins.
A significant problem for the neo-Darwinian story is the origin of new biological information.
Yesterday started out as an ordinary Tuesday. Then I set out to read a recent paper published in the journal Cell.
Whether in inventing a daisy or an enzyme, only intelligence can produce a sophisticated new structure.
Where did the first cell come from? As this research prompts us to recall, it’s a chicken-and-egg problem.
Sometimes when our worldview is wrong, we miss important things.
In 2012 at a scientific conference I met a Swedish population geneticist named Ola Hössjer.