Winston Ewert recently published a paper in BIO-Complexity suggesting that life is better explained by a dependency graph than by a phylogenetic tree.
Is it true, as one critics says, that “cancer regularly innovates with proteins of novel function”?
A primary reason why many biologists never question the standard evolutionary model is their very limited training in mathematics.
Ewert proposes that life is best explained not by Darwin’s hypothesis of an ancestry tree, but by a modern design-inspired hypothesis.
Why not treat the whole genome as functional? This is a radical concept, but perhaps the focus on genes distorts our understanding.