Diatoms and the Mystery of Morphogenesis
From code to art: how does a linear set of instructions result in a beautifully crafted pattern? Diatoms do it, and scientists are struggling to figure out how.
Merry Christmas! #8 Story of 2022: “Non-Random” Mutations
The study was able to directly measure mutations after they occurred in the plant but before mutations could have been affected by natural selection.
Educating “Professor Dave” on the Fossil Record and Genetics
Farina says that if you want to make “creationists’ head explode” you just have to mention that reptile scales and bird feathers are made of the same keratin.
Dialogue with ChatGPT on Intelligent Design
ChatGPT is a context-dependent natural language generator that tries to respond relevantly to textual prompts from human users to simulate conversation.
Same-Handed Molecules Are an “Overarching Design Principle” in Life, Say Researchers
Without foresight to solve heterochiral incidents, a primordial cell would quickly perish even if, against all odds, it began homochiral.