Far from being humble, primitive steppingstones to higher life, microbes display superpowers that so-called “higher” forms of life depend on.
Need technology to fight the effects of technology? Look instead to living things that already have solutions.
Physical chemists are justifiably proud of their tiny motors that do little more than spin. How can they say that much more complex motors in life evolved?
When a stem cell divides, one daughter cell must maintain its stemness while the other specializes. Therein lies another truckload of requirements.
Think of all the frustrated longings, misunderstandings, jealousy, and more entailed by the fact that males and females constitute separate genders.