It truly matters that we follow the evidence to its logical end and base our research and applications on that end.
Biology is a lavish display of sophisticated designs exceeding all human engineering to date.
For years people cited the wiring of the vertebrate eye as evidence of “poor design” in biology.
I will begin with an example from embryology, then turn to metabolism, and finish with the breadth of chemical space covered by the natural amino acids.
The design hypothesis is not currently the consensus. However, as young scientists, we should courageously question what we are told.