Evolutionary biologists are stuck thinking inside the cellular box
Last year, several hundred evolutionary biologists gathered at the Royal Academy in London for a tie-and-jacket PowerPoint showdown.
As Carl Zimmer reported, the conference "New Trends in Evolutionary Biology" pitted adherents to the Modern Synthesis of evolutionary theory against upstart flag-bearers for the Extended Evolutionary Synthesis.
ORIGINS OF LIFE RESEARCH HEATS-UP IN 2017 - A NEW BLOG
After the 1859 publication of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species a scientific friend wrote asking about Darwin's thoughts on a missing link in his treatise: The origin not just of species of animals and plants, but life itself.
Bah-humbug, replied Darwin.
"It is mere rubbish thinking, at present, of (the) origin of life; one might as well think of the origin of...