Crick and Watson realized, very early on, that the winding double helix of DNA would cause all kinds of nasty tangles.
We are not saying DNA is like a message. Rather, DNA is a message.
The impressive complexities of proteins, nucleic acids, and other biological molecules are presently developed in nature only in living things.
As I read through the scientific literature of evolutionary biology to try and convince myself of its accuracy and coherence, I was struck by the frequency with which I encountered “religious” language.
With permission from John West and Sarah Chaffee, here is the full text of their interview with staff writer Olga Khazan.