To complete the argument for prior fitness of the elements for our Privileged Species, we must deal with the availability of another essential element.
We rarely give a second thought to our body’s energy production. Robots use a battery pack and long lengths of wiring to transfer electricity.
The energy problem overshadows it all. There’s a great sucking sound of ATP disappearing down the great Atlantic rift.
Intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) are common in cells. Can a disordered protein regulate a molecular motor?
René Descartes conceived of living things as complex machines, a concept now known as the “machine metaphor.”