Elaborate schemes to explain the origin of the genetic code from the laws of physics and chemistry miss the whole point about codes.
I said, “You mean there is a fifth force — why didn’t you say so? Just give me the equations for this force and I will add it to my model.”
Perhaps the publisher, Cambridge University Press, thought the title might help sales with a younger, hipper generation.
A key characteristic of life is active transport: control over what enters and exits the cell. Closer looks reveal exquisite “selectivity filters” with moving parts that make active transport work.
No better advertisements for intelligent design exist than works written by establishment scientists that unintentionally make design arguments.