Steven Novella, a scientist committed to puncturing science hype, seems to have fallen for the hype surrounding this laboratory work.
Biologist Richard Sternberg explains how the whale-evolution sequence is more “artistic license” than demonstrable fact.
When a stem cell divides, one daughter cell must maintain its stemness while the other specializes. Therein lies another truckload of requirements.
In our video, this molecular motor appears to walk slowly and deliberately, but remember: the narrator says it can take a hundred steps a second.
Novella is a prominent atheist who jumped at the chance to promote the secular creation narrative of life’s origin.