The origin of the first life required not merely design, but an ingenious designing intelligence far beyond that of our smartest origin-of-life researchers.
Systems biology is taking the biological world by storm, an approach that treats biological systems as optimally or near-optimally engineered systems.
Dr. Miller offers an illustrative story: Imagine that what looks for all the world like an alien spaceship is discovered in the desert.
Physicist Brian Miller and host Eric Anderson explore a recent conversation between physicists Jeremy England and Paul Davies.
Systems biologists assume for the sake of research that a biological system under investigation is optimally engineered.