Has Darwinism furthered healthcare? What about our understanding of antibiotic resistance?
As the pioneering chemical evolutionary theorist Alexander Oparin put it, “The problem of the nature of life and the problem of its origin have become inseparable.”
No, it is not a cure. Much more work remains to be done to even get close to saying it is.
I’m convinced that some positive things will come out of this experience of nationwide shutdown.
A key characteristic of life is active transport: control over what enters and exits the cell. Closer looks reveal exquisite “selectivity filters” with moving parts that make active transport work.