As an exercise, count the number of lucky breaks that had to occur for the evolutionary story to work.
Iain was a diehard atheist from the United Kingdom. “I absolutely knew that I would never believe in a creator. It was inconceivable to me,” he recalls.
Systems biologists assume for the sake of research that a biological system under investigation is optimally engineered.
Dr. Howard Glicksman and host Eric Anderson walk through the discovery and explore how these high-tech blood pressure barometers, or “baroreceptors,” work.
It’s far from clear how natural selection could select for this as an “adaptation” when its most obvious effect is to contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome.