One of the claims Dennis Venema makes in his book is that the effective population size of our last common ancestor with chimps has never been fewer than 10,000.
As Turner says, homeostasis is an exceedingly strange idea. Yet without homeostasis there is no life.
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.