The Brown University biologist is still out there, reassuring the world that unguided “evolutionary mechanisms” comfortably explain the wonders of biology.
In a previous article I described the evidence that cooption faces insurmountable mathematical challenges in explaining the origins of such complex molecular machines as the bacterial flagellum.
Half a century ago, as 1968 came to a close, one event brought people together not only in America but also around the globe.
About the movement of organelles: There are molecular motor proteins that haul them around!
The “selectivity filters” in membrane channels of living cells are able to discriminate between very similar molecules or atoms using complex mechanisms.