“How can you understand where life came from if you don’t understand how it actually works?”
Recent findings show cellular machinery using pushes, pulls, and even electrical forces to accomplish physical work.
There is a certain characteristic shallowness to the storytelling exercise that is evolutionary biology.
Two ears provide the ability for mammals to tell the direction of sound, involving multiple finely tuned mechanisms.
Sometimes it helps to step back from the details and look at the bigger picture.
The Brazilian ID scene has come a long way very quickly. It’s quite amazing.
The author acknowledges major longstanding debates about evolution and offers “certain essential avenues for deciphering the origin of complex adaptive traits.”
Suppose I want to build a car that’s capable of getting me from point A to point B. It minimally takes several dozen parts.
Perhaps because life is so common, it’s easy to lose sight of how tenuous it is. Life depends on a delicate balance of forces.
They explored how the nematode worm C. elegans orients itself to the earth’s magnetic field.