We are nearing a half-century since Eigen wrote about this paradox, and it “still challenges theoretical biologists.”
Note the artfully deployed passive voice. One-way traffic “was finally counteracted by the launch of the first artificial satellites.” Who counteracted it?
For theists to eschew the claim that life is designed is puzzling, because nothing seems to force them to adopt that counterintuitive stance.
This is awesome. It’s hard to imagine a more compelling endorsement for a book.
He concludes with a link to the final scene from Babette’s Feast. If you watch it, or already know it, you’ll understand why.