The waves may be huge and the surface roiling, but the deeper waters continue as they always have, essentially undisturbed.
The measures being taken against the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic owe nothing to evolutionary theory.
A reader must ask if an RNA molecule could possibly govern chemical reactions, suppress free-riders, support co-operators, and act in its own self-interest.
Oparin is back. Some origin-of-life researchers are using his coacervate theory without giving him credit or realizing they are retreading dead-end ideas.
Professor Hansma maintains that sets of integrated reactions could have been directed by natural selection to gradually evolve into an autonomous cell.