Just imagine — in something as humble as a rock. Could, in fact, anything be humbler, more readily scorned until you look a little closer?
Systems biology is taking the biological world by storm, an approach that treats biological systems as optimally or near-optimally engineered systems.
Design motifs such as four-bar linkages and control systems must meet exacting requirements whether implemented in a space shuttle or a fish.
Purported examples of poor design usually represent opinions resulting from armchair critics’ limited understanding of the technical literature.
Biologists have faced a vexing dilemma since the philosophy of scientific materialism came to dominate Western thought.