Winston Ewert’s results are a Copernican Revolution moment.
True arthropods are among the most sophisticated animals that appeared without ancestors in the Cambrian explosion.
We’re constantly told that the design of the human larynx, trachea, and oral cavity is poor because it allows for choking on food.
The news from NASA today, undeniably of some mild interest, is being overblown.
In a physical world there will be design constraints, so it is only realistic to expect tradeoffs.