The passionate focus on evolutionary relationships in biology papers tends to obscure awe at the wonders in life.
There is one point of confusion in descriptions of this year’s prize winners. It’s the talk of “directed evolution.”
“Evolution” in its deepest sense is a foundational metaphysical commitment, not a scientific theory that one could test.
If such a break between old colleagues happened now, the results would likely be very different.
This is awesome. It’s hard to imagine a more compelling endorsement for a book.