Scientists are making observations that add to Denton’s case, further constraining the requirements for habitability.
If you look closely at beach sand, you may find some grains that stand out. They are shaped like spirals, stars, or striated cones.
Long suspected to be biological in origin, desert varnish is confirmed to be the product of light-gathering microbes that concentrate manganese as sunscreen.
“Follow the evidence wherever it leads.” It’s almost the official rallying cry of intelligent design proponents.
What if there is genuine directionality in mutation? An important paper addresses the subject.