Criticism suggested that Nobel laureate Jack Szostak and others were fast closing in on a solution to the origin-of-life problem with the “principle of RNA self-replication.”
Increasingly, the direction of research points away from a materialist view in which information is seen as a byproduct of matter.
A familiar illustration of co-evolution is the relationship between honey bees and flowers.
Biologist Scott Turner’s spot-on phrase, the “Reverse Pinocchio,” captures the idea well.
I’m reading Brown’s new Robert Langdon novel, Origin. There’s a decent chance you are too.