It’s been known for some time that bacteria evade antibiotics by mutating the target of the antibiotic, often at a cost to themselves.
If the past is any guide, where the critics are substantive rather than snarky or patronizing, we’re in for a good debate.
Philosophical questions like who we are and where we came from are surely worth considering. But nothing in these documents will bring students closer to being able to do so in an informed manner.
The contrast between the evolutionary sterility of Lenski’s unintelligent Darwinian evolution and the evolutionary potency of Arnold, Smith, and Winter’s intelligent evolution is striking.
There is one point of confusion in descriptions of this year’s prize winners. It’s the talk of “directed evolution.”