RNA genes have many functions but a large proportion entail gene regulation-related functions that fall within the category of epigenetics.
John Mattick uses the language of historian of science Thomas Kuhn to predict that we are witnessing a “paradigm shift” away from the concept of junk DNA.
A new theory “emerges first in the mind of one or a few individuals” but then it spreads because the field faces “crisis-provoking problems.”
Alfred Russel Wallace took a journey Darwin could not follow. He went from natural selection to natural theology.
“There is no way to venture into the unknown without this guiding light, and that light comes from a source that is not completely known.”