From Jason Palmer at BBC News:
Protein flaws responsible for complex life, study says
Tiny structural errors in proteins may have been responsible for changes that sparked complex life, researchers say.
A comparison of proteins across 36 modern species suggests that protein flaws called “dehydrons” may have made proteins less stable in water.
This would have made them more adhesive and more likely to end up working together, building up complex function.
The Nterature study adds weight to the idea that natural selection is not the only means by which complexity rises.
There sure isn’t. But one can smell the corruption when the only way to talk about what really happens is “flaws.”