Many of the oft-cited examples of evolution in action involve devolution.
When one wants to modify an enzyme for a new function, as Matti Leisola explains in his new book, there are two ways to go about it.
“What happens when an up-and-coming European bioscientist flips from Darwin disciple to Darwin defector?”
Given its widespread popularity and acceptance you might not have realized that the so-called RNA World hypothesis suffers from some dramatic problems.
The driving tendencies in nature on the early Earth would have been analogous to seismic tremors rearranging the books in the library.