Theodosius Dobzhansky famously wrote in 1973 that “Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution.”
Without intelligent design, how the “the last universal common ancestor of all living organisms” arose remains frustratingly elusive to theorists.
A friend asks if this phenomenon is an example of Lamarckism.
New proteins had to come from somewhere. Susumu Ohno had an idea.
Yesterday, I described how some biologists claim that the enzyme nylonase demonstrates that it is easy to get new functional proteins.