Genomics has come a long way since the central dogma and junk DNA. If you expect to find reasons for things, you often do find them.
Unlike Darwin, Owen believed that evolution was guided by teleology or purpose, and he saw humans as different from animals not only in degree but in kind.
The three authors reviewed five proposed explanations for life’s origins and suggested that the best explanation was that the first life originated through an act of creative intelligence.
Here is the problem with speculative thinking about extraterrestrial life as well as about the origin of life.
One example of fantasy science, according to Durston, is the multiverse.