Evolution’s proper place of study has moved from gross anatomy and population genetics to biochemistry.
For our biochemistry geeks, one mug contains both the periodic table of elements and a DNA-amino acids codon wheel.
A reader must ask if an RNA molecule could possibly govern chemical reactions, suppress free-riders, support co-operators, and act in its own self-interest.
Twenty elements — and water, too — appear to have been precisely fine-tuned in advance for highly specific biochemical roles.
Of course, if you are a scholar in a vulnerable academic position, please enjoy these products only in the privacy of your own home.