A biologist in our network worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard. He recounted how about a quarter of the postdocs he encountered were at least sympathetic to design arguments.
In effect, protein engineers are using the power of random change plus intelligent design to see what if anything will improve function.
So, do high levels of cholesterol biomarkers really suggest an animal affinity of Dickinsonia?
This is nothing short of a spectacular vindication of Stephen Meyer’s perspective in Darwin’s Doubt.
I am intrigued, but to be honest, I don’t quite know what to make of it just yet, and don’t want to jump to any conclusions.