Is it fair to say that the “biologists of the future” to whom Carl Woese is referring will not be Darwinian?
The idea of a last common community, with a communally sophisticated biochemistry, raises another question: how did all this evolve? This is for someone else to answer, says Woese. “We don’t understand how to create novelty from scratch – that’s a question for biologists of the future.”
Is it too much to speculate that maybe, just maybe, creating novelty from scratch might be the work of a designing intelligence??