Donald Hoffman says that even the Big Bang must be understood in a universe where consciousness is fundamental.
Ikaria wariootia is just another problematic Ediacaran fossil that could be anything from inorganic artifact to protozoan to cnidarian and yes, maybe a bilaterian worm.
The word “biomimetics” entered the dictionary in 1974. In the 45 years since, scientists have found design inspiration in everything biological from molecules to mammals.
Chait writes smart, concise dialogue on these subjects, and seems to have learned more than a thing or two from biologist Scott Turner’s recent book, Purpose and Desire.
So, do high levels of cholesterol biomarkers really suggest an animal affinity of Dickinsonia?