“Nylon-eating bacteria? What the heck?” you say. “Why does this matter?”
In retrospect, where does the evidence stand? Here’s a summary: Venema’s main claims in light of the relevant science.
Dennis Venema’s arguments about Michael Yarus’s work were already addressed in detail by Meyer and Nelson in a technical paper.
Scientists find the most interesting things when they suspect function in poorly understood parts of the genome.
Commuting by bus to the downtown core of intensely progressive Seattle is never less than thought-provoking, in many ways.