If lateral gene transfer is rampant throughout life, the universal tree of life becomes a matter of philosophical preference, not empirical demonstration.
At a conference, says Miller, “I removed two parts from a mousetrap (leaving just the base, spring, and hammer), and used that 3-part device as a functional tie-clip.”
To help further explain this concept, I would like to introduce readers to my pet bunny, Daisy.
Darwin still has some cachet among design advocates. In this I differ from some of my friends and colleagues.