The aquatic bladderwort lacks the charm of a rose, a lily, cherry blossoms, or many other plants you can think of, but it has something else to recommend it.
Behe offered the mousetrap as an example of a simple everyday device that is “irreducibly complex.”
The Venus flytrap, like all carnivorous plants, had no use for its insect-trapping function unless it also had an insect-digesting function. And vice versa.
A correspondent sends along this remarkable nature video from the BBC and asks a good question.
The evolution of life mimics the evolution of software or other human technology.