The jewels of the microbial world, when seen with new nano-scale imaging techniques, look like little modernist cathedrals.
For my part, I think it’s better to approach the data without assumptions and to let the evidence speak for itself.
If lateral gene transfer is rampant throughout life, the universal tree of life becomes a matter of philosophical preference, not empirical demonstration.
If one visualizes the recoil action of large guns on ships as they fire, that is perhaps what the EA (export apparatus) is doing for the T3SS.
Think of all the frustrated longings, misunderstandings, jealousy, and more entailed by the fact that males and females constitute separate genders.