The cell is what biochemist Michael Behe has called evolution’s “black box,” its spectacularly complex, superbly designed contents unknown to Charles Darwin.
Professor Behe tells about his earliest memories of Phillip Johnson and speaks about the long history of science.
The cell was a black box to Darwin and his contemporaries. Today we can explore that black box like never before.
Scientists debate whether ctenophores are the earliest animals to appear in the Cambrian explosion. If so, they arrived with multiple tissues, a nervous system, and a digestive system.
While the old guard digs in its heels, younger researchers tend to bring an open and “exploratory” attitude to his presentations, says Professor Behe.