Long shunned for their bites and toxins, arachnids are gaining respect for biomimetic inspiration.
After Oparin’s coacervate theory was presented in the 1920s, it was dismissed as unworkable. Now, coacervates are back in style.
I respect Coyne’s position, but, lacking his faith, I interpret this evidence more naturally as pointing to an ingenious mind.
Take a look at a plant that takes nothing but gives everything. Why should it deliver so much good to so many?
Vertebrate eyes work reasonably well, Richard Dawkins conceded, but “it is the principle of the thing that would offend any tidy-minded engineer!”