Why High School Biology Made Me Angry (And Why I Like It So Much Better Now)
Your own body has something like 30 trillion cells in it. That’s 30 trillion large cities’ worth of complexity.
University of Chicago Biochemist: All Living Cells Are Cognitive
James Shapiro’s recent paper points out, with examples, that bacteria meet the Oxford English Dictionary’s definition of “cognitive.”
Reeves: Natural Selection, Explanatory Deficits, and Bunnies (Dark and Light)
The story includes the neo-Darwinian modern synthesis and the extended evolutionary synthesis, culminating in a 2016 meeting of the Royal Society.
Book Excerpt: A Factory That Builds Factories That Build Factories That…
“How close are we to understanding the origin of life?” a radio moderator asked atheist biologist Richard Dawkins.
Not Oparin’s Coacervates Again!
After Oparin’s coacervate theory was presented in the 1920s, it was dismissed as unworkable. Now, coacervates are back in style.