We’re going to need a new philosophy: one that can handle realities the Elizabethans and Victorians could never have imagined.
It’s one of those occasions in biology (not rare) when the term “intelligent design,” despite other merits, falls flat as a description.
Super-resolution microscopy is letting us peer even closer into the cell’s secrets, revealing awesome wonders.
The capabilities of animals to know their positions and make corrections seem beyond the abilities of coded instructions or brain size.
Cells have perfected action at a distance: not by magic, but by control of distant sites through carefully arranged functional intermediates.