Seeds of date palms from the Judean desert, over 2,000 years old, have sprouted and grown into healthy trees. What can we learn from their genes?
The authors offer a selectionist explanation, which is nevertheless uncertain. Note the repeated use of the subjunctive.
The smaller a design, the harder it may be to detect. But miniature designs can inspire awe more than large ones.
If engineers could make something like a seed, it would be absolutely phenomenal. Then, imagine getting the object to last for thousands of years and still work.