There’s a problem that biologists have long pondered — how do proteins find other proteins within the cell that they are supposed to interact with?
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.
Professor Hansma maintains that sets of integrated reactions could have been directed by natural selection to gradually evolve into an autonomous cell.
A gold rush makes sense. But a copper rush? Not so much. And yet, perhaps there is more to gold than aesthetics.
When you go off to an elite college today, you’re expected to think about the most important questions as if it were true that only material things exist.