The whole earth relies on the abilities of insects, and they are well equipped for the beneficial functions they perform.
This is indeed cutting-edge research. Given that, did you wonder if they’d bring evolution into it? Of course they do.
“The phrase is said to have originated with Thomas Hobson (1544–1631), who offered customers the choice of either taking the horse in his stall nearest to the door or taking none at all.”
Packing that entire genome into a tiny nucleus poses a formidable challenge. And you want it organized and accessible, too?
Ian O’Neill discusses origin-of-life research, and bizarrely restricts the explanations to “fluke” or “physics.”