From a cursory examination, a seed may seem like a fairly simple little thing, but more analysis reveals layers of functional complexity.
Those of us who find purpose in biology instead of random tinkering will not run out of material to get excited about any time soon.
Animals and plants keep giving scientists and engineers ideas for biomimetic designs. Sometimes observing the organisms is just plain fun.
You could fill up a web publication’s daily coverage just with new wonders from the world of life. Would that be expected given Darwinian assumptions?
In a previous article I described the evidence that cooption faces insurmountable mathematical challenges in explaining the origins of such complex molecular machines as the bacterial flagellum.