“Oscar Wilde said nature imitates art,” Meyer said. And today we’re going to see that “technology is able to imitate and even in some ways, improve on nature.”
James Shapiro’s recent paper points out, with examples, that bacteria meet the Oxford English Dictionary’s definition of “cognitive.”
What enables a long chain of linked amino acids to perform highly specific molecular functions with machine-like precision?
Cell processes are quick and efficient. They can even solve geometry problems in the dark without eyes or brains.
A journal article suggests that an impressive instance of unguided evolution has been directly witnessed.