Perhaps the biggest evolutionary development in the course of the experiment involved some bacteria beginning to feed on citric acid.
The secret is to restrict one’s explanations for life to unguided natural events. Once that decision has been made, everything else flows deductively from it.
The antiseptic properties of natural honey are getting more attention as antibiotic-resistant bacteria proliferate.
The unique powers of cells — their “demonic catalytic powers” — and their fitness to play their unique role as the building blocks of all life are a wonder.
Are there rumblings of discontent? Is it getting safer to question the claims of conventional neo-Darwinism?