The passionate focus on evolutionary relationships in biology papers tends to obscure awe at the wonders in life.
In effect, protein engineers are using the power of random change plus intelligent design to see what if anything will improve function.
There is one point of confusion in descriptions of this year’s prize winners. It’s the talk of “directed evolution.”
His choice of targets for criticism and for praise have a lot more to do with his particular agenda than the defects or merits of those whom he critiques.
Cancer proves evolution only insofar as one forgets, or pretends not to know, what evolution is supposed to explain.