When all else fails, look brave. Three Harvard biologists seek to face the daunting new challenge with an essay in Current Biology.
It’s a rare thing when we can get the Darwinists who spend so much time denouncing intelligent design to actually argue with us about the science.
Far more than biology has been willing to admit, animal body plans and other features of life are determined by information sources that lie outside of DNA itself.
Consider this diagram — or “tanglegram” — representing the parallel phylogenies yielded by pocket gophers and their lice parasites.
In biological terms the pianist corresponds to the epigenetic processes that “play” the otherwise static linear information represented in DNA.