We are nearing a half-century since Eigen wrote about this paradox, and it “still challenges theoretical biologists.”
This is the seventh part of my ongoing conversation about Undeniable with theistic evolutionist Hans Vodder.
We instantly spot the fruits of fertile imaginations by spotting their characteristic functional coherence. Dragonflies. Smartphones. Nuclear power plants.
Cynics would call this kin selection or perhaps love of candy. I’d call it genuine love.
Based on new research by Joseph Thornton and Sean Carroll and colleagues, it increasingly appears that either we are very lucky or we are intelligently designed.