The first exhibit is Lenski’s long-term evolution experiment, in which, after some 33,000 generations, bacterial cells evolved the ability to grow on citrate.
More than any other scientist, he brought to light the intricate biophysics occurring at the molecular scale in living organisms.
Cell processes are quick and efficient. They can even solve geometry problems in the dark without eyes or brains.
DNA is already known to be an ideal storage medium. Why not use cells to do the hard work?
Elaborate schemes to explain the origin of the genetic code from the laws of physics and chemistry miss the whole point about codes.