Yes, rainbows are beautiful, but are they good for anything? Indeed, they have been very important for science.
Philosopher James Croft happens to think that absent background knowledge, “Aliens!” would be a weakly justified hypothesis.
So how did the paper determine that photosynthesis has an “overall simplicity,” despite the complexity just described?
It is encouraging to me that someone else came to the same basic conclusion as I did following my observation of a total solar eclipse in India in 1995.
It is easy to mock this movement and to not take it seriously. That’s how it will win.