Much of the difficulty here arises in the differing standards that different disciplines have for what constitutes an “explanation.”
On a webinar today, I will discuss viruses in historical time, their basic biochemical design, where they came from, and what they might evolve into.
Michigan State University biologist Richard Lenski and collaborators have just published a terrific new paper.
From time to time a storm arises in the virosphere and affects humans.
There is simply no way for any unguided, unintelligent account of the unfolding of life to avoid the bane of helpful degradative mutations.