Yale computer scientist Dave Gelernter’s recent public admission that he’s giving up Darwin continues to make waves.
Get acquainted with another irreducibly complex molecular motor. This one is a master at unfolding proteins. Its method is ingenious.
There’s no conspiracy here, just life’s astonishing solution for admitting water into cells through “gates” while keeping lethal acidifying proteins out.
The ability to smell is one of the most complex of our senses. It requires sorting, analyzing, and sifting a torrent of input data quickly.
From back when I was a sophomore taking biochemistry, one particular event stands out in my memory, perhaps because it was such an odd thing.